Transgender Voice and Communication

Transgender voice and communication therapy helps establish voice, speech, and language that is reflective of each individual's identified gender. A customized therapy plan is created for each client beginning with a comprehensive speech, voice and language evaluation. Areas of focus include:

  • Pitch
  • Intonation and stress patterns
  • Breath support
  • Resonance
  • Volume and intensity
  • Articulation
  • Speaking rate
  • Language
  • Pragmatics
  • Vocal health

NUCASLL provides comprehensive evaluation and therapy services on the Evanston campus. Diagnostic evaluations determine the course of treatment, including frequency and appropriateness of individual and/or group therapy.

In addition to services for youth and adults at the Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning in Evanston, a Youth and Young Adults Voice and Communication Group [pdf] is available in Chicago through a partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Gender & Sex Development Program.

NUCASLL is a unique community resource that merges university research and innovative teaching with clinical services. Experts in the field – faculty who are nationally certified and state licensed speech-language pathologists – direct provision of clinical services, bringing exceptional knowledge and experience to our clients.

For more information, contact us at 847-491-3165 or nucasll@northwestern.edu.