Voice and Communication for the Transgender/Transsexual Client: Presenting the WPATH Standing Committee on Voice and Communication The World Professional Association for Transgender Health is an international organization that has a purpose of providing guidelines for safe, effective, and evidence-based practice for the Transgender/Transsexual client throughout the world in all aspects of care, including medical, psychological, voice, speech, and other services. Newly formed and accepted as an ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2015
Voice and Communication for the Transgender/Transsexual Client: Presenting the WPATH Standing Committee on Voice and Communication
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  • Disclosure: Financial: Richard Adler cites a book he co-authored in this article. This article could have an influence on new SLPs who wish to learn more of the information that is in the book.
    Disclosure: Financial: Richard Adler cites a book he co-authored in this article. This article could have an influence on new SLPs who wish to learn more of the information that is in the book.×
  • Nonfinancial: Richard Adler is a member of the Standing Committee on Voice and Communication within WPATH. Richard Adler was a writer of the Standards of Care version VII mentioned in the article.
    Nonfinancial: Richard Adler is a member of the Standing Committee on Voice and Communication within WPATH. Richard Adler was a writer of the Standards of Care version VII mentioned in the article.×
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Article   |   March 01, 2015
Voice and Communication for the Transgender/Transsexual Client: Presenting the WPATH Standing Committee on Voice and Communication
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2015, Vol. 25, 32-36. doi:10.1044/vvd25.1.32
History: Received October 12, 2014 , Revised December 6, 2014 , Accepted December 6, 2014
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2015, Vol. 25, 32-36. doi:10.1044/vvd25.1.32
History: Received October 12, 2014; Revised December 6, 2014; Accepted December 6, 2014

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health is an international organization that has a purpose of providing guidelines for safe, effective, and evidence-based practice for the Transgender/Transsexual client throughout the world in all aspects of care, including medical, psychological, voice, speech, and other services. Newly formed and accepted as an integral part of the organization, the Voice and Communication Committee is comprised of four speech-language pathologists (SLPs) from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This article introduces SLPs to this committee and its important work in providing guidelines for offering voice and communication therapy to all Transgender (TG) clients.

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