Presenter: Tina Babajanians, MS, CCC-SLP
This course explores voice management across the gender spectrum, with a focus on methods and strategies to alter voice characteristics. Learn how to approach consultation, assessment, practical recommendations for management, generalization, maintenance, and vocal hygiene. Participants will learn about cultural competency and culturally sensitive terminology. Focus is on gender affirming voice management for individuals 18 years and older who wish to align their voice to their gender expression.
Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:00:04
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The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"The voice techniques were beneficial. Very informative course." L.T. (Nov. 2023)
"This course was so important for me to get a better understanding of all the variables impacting clients who seek Gender Affirming Voice Therapy. The course was presented in a very sensitive and respectful way." J.K. (Oct. 2023)
"Interesting and new information. I liked the therapy techniques for voice." D.H. (Oct. 2023)
"Therapy strategies and male/female voice characteristics were helpful topics. This course was well organized and easy to understand." L.D. (Oct. 2023)
"I liked the explanations on which therapy works best to have a more masculine or feminine voice." S.H. (Oct. 2023)
"New information about preferred pronouns. The presenter kept on topic and spoke with good pace." S.L. (Sep. 2023)
"This area of practice is new to me and I am starting to learn and lean in to how I as an SLP could best work with this client population. This material was a very thorough overview and gave good direction on how to dive in and learn more." K.C. (Aug. 2023)
"I liked the overall sequence of addressing how to help a client change their vocal attributes to better fit their gender identity. And learning ways to respectfully relate to a client who is transgender." H.W. (Aug. 2023)
"It was interesting to learn the use of vocal resonance tx in therapy. And the need to familiarize yourself with terminology in LGBTQ community and fully understand the clients' goals." J.M. (Aug. 2023)
"Treatment ideas for gender affirming voice sessions. I liked the fast pace." J.F. (Jul. 2023)
"I liked learning about cultural competency." C.C. (Jul. 2023)
"Practical guidance and activity ideas to support clients to adjust pitch." L.K. (Jun. 2023)
"Great content, knowledgeable presenter, thorough overview. I liked the assessment of voice." P.F. (May 2023)
"This course was excellent. It is clear and well-structured with actual, tangible examples and suggestions." K.M. (Apr. 2023)
"This course helped me know how to better treat transgender voice clients. I liked all of the course content." K.L. (Apr. 2023)
"Very organized presentation with short anecdotes. Liked the exercises for aiding with vocal feminization or masculinization. Also what to include in an initial assessment." K.R. (Mar. 2023)
"Learned methods to help each client as an individual. This course validated my own practice instincts/methods." M.B. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the examples of goal writing. And use of a hierarchy to move from levels of speech using old and new voice." D.S. (Jan. 2023)
"Great examples of application to practice and with personal examples." C.B. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked being able to pause to take notes, and liked the structure of the presentation." G.S. (Jan. 2023)
"Wonderful information. I liked the voice exercises." C.J. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the topics. And vocabulary associated with the Transgender Community. I liked that this was an introduction to Gender Affirming Voice Therapy. If I want to work in this area, I know which specific areas and topics I will need to further my knowledge and competence." J.L. (Dec. 2022)
"The techniques to use in therapy sessions were beneficial. I like the fact that there is a course that targets providing services to the LGBTQ community." A.B. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked clear speaking style of presenter. Very informative course. Reinforced my understanding of gender affirming voice therapy that I learned in graduate school." L.K. (Dec. 2022)
"This will help me with my goal of eventually practicing as a voice clinician. I liked the presenter's experience as a practicing clinician." S.D. (Dec. 2022)
"Good online resources provided! Thank you! Presenter has a very matter-of-fact, clear style that suited topic and she gave many examples to clarify her points." B.S. (Nov. 2022)
"Well organized, easy to follow, good general overview. Specific examples of tx exercises and warm up." C.B. (Nov. 2022)
"I thought the speaker was excellent. Up-to-date terminology and current best practices." S.B. (Oct. 2022)
"I appreciated the variety of examples of what and how to teach patients to explore different aspects of their voice. It was clearly organized and included examples." S.C. (Oct. 2022)
"This is a very thorough and well-organized presentation. Good explanation of characteristics of female vs. male resonance, intonation, pitch and body language." L.H. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the whole discussion! The course was concise and straight to the point. I liked the treatment plan as this is a new area to me." L.J. (Sept. 2022)
"This entire course was amazing! I liked the handouts and apps and examples for techniques." N.H. (Sept. 2022)
"A nice overview of many topics in one hour. Specific examples from her practice, highlighting the importance of "access points" - clinician attributes, homework examples, apps, etc." D.E. (Sep. 2022)
"The presenter was fantastic, very practical information. The examples of tasks and learning how actual sessions might be structured." M.K. (Sept. 2022)
"I am just starting out in this area and it was all beneficial. Great examples of treatment." K.S. (Aug. 2022)
"The course was engaging and informative. Liked the different strategies and tips for exploring vocal range." L.C. (Aug. 2022)
"Speaker seemed to have a lot of experience in this area." M.H. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the practical application." G.K. (July 2022)
"The vocal practice apps to tell clients about will be extremely helpful. The fact that the presenter is a cisgender person is very reassuring and gives me confidence in what is being said." J.B. (July 2022)
"I liked how easy it was to follow and understand." L.J. (July 2022)
"Obviously a well informed, experienced, caring, and inspiring presenter. Well organized, the slides are excellent, no wasted time." A.S. (June 2022)
"I liked learning about the specific apps and other non-vocal aspects of communication that we need to include in therapy. I liked that the presenter gave examples of their own pitch range." K.W. (June 2022)
"Liked that it included recommendations for first session, information for SLPs and the needs and desires of client." A.S. (June 2022)
"I like the accuracy of information and the recommendations to ask people from the LGBTQ community for information about appropriate language/terminology." Q.F. (June 2022)
"I liked the principles for voice treatment for this population, and the real case study at the end." S.P. (Apr. 2022)
"Speaker was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to." S.E. (Mar. 2022)
"The presenter was knowledgeable about the topic, had ample experience with the target patient population, and was an excellent speaker." L.L. (Feb. 2022)
"The course covered all aspects of the therapy process with great sensitivity to the human seeking service." S.J. (Feb. 2022)
"I thought the presenter had a natural presentation style - engaging. I perceived that she enjoys her work and has had some rich experiences." K.S. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the applicable treatment strategies for teaching resonance, pitch, etc." L.Z. (Jan. 2022)
"Great information on being culturally competent as it relates to working with the LGBTQ community and treating each case individually. Understanding the reasons why individuals seek out voice therapy. I did not realize that safety was a big issue. This course was very informative. Learning more about the basics of voice therapy and its usefulness for transgender individuals." M.M. (Dec. 2021)
“I thought the handout containing specific techniques was very helpful. I plan to immediately implement the use of voice apps on the client's side during tele-evaluations.” K.S. (Nov. 2021)
"I greatly appreciate her providing examples for therapy and providing online resources. The course provided both assessment and treatment tools." C.R. (Nov. 2021)
"I found the different strategies that can be used to address pitch, resonance, and intonation great. I also think I will utilize the meditation aspect in future therapy sessions for voice therapy." K.S. (Oct. 2021)
“The presenter was very knowledgeable, had a good conversational way of speaking while still sticking to the content - it never got boring but was always on point.” A.B. (Oct. 2021)
"The assessment and therapy materials and techniques were most beneficial. I liked the course's time frame and that it was a pertinent and interesting course." E.F. (Jul. 2021)
"It was all very good. I liked the full coverage of the topic, from a consultation to eval/tx and maintenance." S.L. (Jun. 2021)
"While I don't see voice clients often, the trans-gender topic was very on point and relevant and I appreciated the helpful clinical, practical and therapeutic information. I think I will feel much more equipped to work with someone who has a need when the situation presents itself. I am always looking for ways to help support students who are questioning and want to be sensitive to their needs. Very helpful information. This course was LGBTQ friendly, practical content, concise, and has good therapy suggestions." J.R. (Jun. 2021)
"The presentation was excellent" M.G. (May 2021)
"I liked the specific techniques for working on resonance and pitch will be helpful in my practice working with this population." B.O. (May 2021)
"I really appreciated how direct this course was. You covered the background beautifully, then moved quickly to actual clinical tools. I liked the complete coverage of an actual treatment paradigm with practical tools and experiential tips." J.S. (May 2021)
"I liked the therapy strategies - especially for voice masculinization and voice feminization. I need some reminders and ideas that would benefit my practice." C.D. (Apr. 2021)
“I appreciated that the presenter is so knowledgeable about the LGBTQ community because she primarily works with individuals of this community in her private practice.” S.F. (Feb. 2021)
“This was a wonderful introduction to gender-affirming voice therapy. I especially appreciated the presenter sharing some of the specific assessments and therapeutic techniques, as my understanding of theory is already relatively strong but putting it into practice is a bit more daunting. The presenter was clearly knowledgeable, had a good conversational way of speaking while still sticking to the content - it never got boring but was always on point. I think offering a higher level course would be great. This is definitely a niche area of practice, and so collaborating can be challenging. Having a course focusing on finer points would be amazing.” A.B. (Jan. 2021)
Tina Babajanians, MS, CCC-SLP, is a seasoned clinician with a passion for pushing herself to bring new and innovative ways to serve her clients. She has ten years of clinical experience and is the founder/owner of The Voice Stylist.
Financial — Tina Babajanians is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Tina Babajanians has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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