First-Person Narratives by Transgender Individuals on Voice and Communication The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce the reader to voice and communication training with transgender (trans) individuals in terms of clinical competence, ethics, and scope of practice. Two first-person narratives are provided to detail lived experiences of the role of voice and communication in finding one's identity, as ... Article
Article  |   October 12, 2017
First-Person Narratives by Transgender Individuals on Voice and Communication
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jaime Booz
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Kevin Dorman
    Prismatic Speech Services PLLC, Greensboro, NC
  • Patrick Walden
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, St. John's University, Queens, NY
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: Jaime Booz, Kevin Dorman, and Patrick Walden have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Jaime Booz, Kevin Dorman, and Patrick Walden have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Jaime Booz, Kevin Dorman, and Patrick Walden have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Jaime Booz, Kevin Dorman, and Patrick Walden have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
Article Information
Special Populations / Transgender / Professional Issues & Training / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 2
Article   |   October 12, 2017
First-Person Narratives by Transgender Individuals on Voice and Communication
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 60-63. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.60
History: Received January 10, 2017 , Revised April 10, 2017 , Accepted May 7, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 60-63. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.60
History: Received January 10, 2017; Revised April 10, 2017; Accepted May 7, 2017

The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce the reader to voice and communication training with transgender (trans) individuals in terms of clinical competence, ethics, and scope of practice. Two first-person narratives are provided to detail lived experiences of the role of voice and communication in finding one's identity, as well as challenges to higher education and employment experienced by some trans people.

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