A Brief Overview of the WPATH Companion Document on Voice and Communication Transgender voice and communication is an emerging area of practice within the scope of speech-language pathology. The evidence that informs this practice is still sparse, but is rapidly expanding. To support clinicians, the Voice and Communication Standing Committee of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has recently prepared ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2015
A Brief Overview of the WPATH Companion Document on Voice and Communication
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Shelagh Davies
    School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Disclosures: Financial: Shelagh Davies has no financial interests to disclose.
    Disclosures: Financial: Shelagh Davies has no financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Shelagh Davies has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Shelagh Davies has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
Article Information
Special Populations / Transgender / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2015
A Brief Overview of the WPATH Companion Document on Voice and Communication
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2015, Vol. 25, 66-74. doi:10.1044/vvd25.2.66
History: Received November 6, 2014 , Revised March 26, 2015 , Accepted April 6, 2015
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2015, Vol. 25, 66-74. doi:10.1044/vvd25.2.66
History: Received November 6, 2014; Revised March 26, 2015; Accepted April 6, 2015

Transgender voice and communication is an emerging area of practice within the scope of speech-language pathology. The evidence that informs this practice is still sparse, but is rapidly expanding. To support clinicians, the Voice and Communication Standing Committee of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has recently prepared a document that summarizes the evidence-based literature up to 2013 and offers suggestions to guide clinical practice. This paper is a brief outline of that document, which will be available in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Transgenderism and also, free of charge, on the WPATH website at http://www.wpath.org.

Become a SIG Affiliate
Pay Per View
Entire SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Issue
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access
We've Changed Our Publication Model...
The 19 individual SIG Perspectives publications have been relaunched as the new, all-in-one Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.