Gender Affirming Communication Training
Gender Affirming Communication Training (also known as Transgender Voice Training) provides assistance in voice and communication related changes that align with an individual’s gender identity and/or gender presentation. This may include, but is not limited to, individuals who identify as transgender, gender fluid, gender diverse, non-binary, gender nonconforming or other gender identities. We work with those who are at various stages in their journey
A comprehensive assessment of the vocal mechanism may be required as it is not uncommon for people to present with voice-related abnormalities that must be addressed before moving forward with training. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostics including videostroboscopy for an in-depth analysis of vocal cord function, and auditory/visual biofeedback with the Visipitch acoustic analysis system. The information we gather will determine the health and habits of the vocal mechanism and will guide the training process.
Gender Affirming Communication Training is highly individualized. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will work with you to develop goals that are a priority for you which may include aspects of the following:
Laryngeal tension release
Intonation / inflection patterns
Speech parameters (articulation, rate, volume levels)
Language (word choice and conversation styles)
Non-verbal communication (body language, movement styles, facial expression)
For more information or to speak directly to a Speech-Language Pathologist, please feel free to contact us today!
VOICE & COMMUNICATION TRAINING GROUPS
We are proud to offer a gender affirming voice and communication group! This group is for those individuals looking to modify their voice (pitch, rate, intonation and resonance patterns), communication style, and body language to suit their identity, in a positive and supportive environment. The group runs at varying intervals depending on participant needs.
Email [email protected] or call 905-637-5522 ext. 224 for more information and to register.
We look forward to hearing from you!