Speech Pathology with Trans and Gender Diverse People

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SC-70
Support transgender people with voice and communication

A short course for speech pathologists to provide gender affirming voice and communication training for trans and gender diverse people.

$495.00

Key facts

Course category
Health and Medicine, Allied Health
Options
Option 1 Available anytime On DemandOnline (On demand)
Duration
70 hours with 6 months access from registration date
Group Bookings
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Prerequisite/s
This course is aimed at speech pathologists
Certification
Certificate of Achievement

Why this course?

This course has been developed for speech pathologists develop the skills to support trans and gender diverse individuals with their voice, communication, and wellbeing, through highlighting key theories and techniques for working with trans and gender diverse people in a welcoming, supportive, and evidence-based way.

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

This fully online short course has been developed for speech pathologists who would like to provide gender-affirming voice and communication training for trans and gender diverse people. 

The speech pathology approaches to working with trans and gender diverse young people and adults are informed by a team of clinicians, lecturers, and researchers with diverse gender identities (both binary and non-binary, cisgender, and transgender) who represent a range of different perspectives on this area of practice. The overarching goal of this short course is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to provide trans and gender diverse people with an informed, client-centred culturally responsive service.  

 

Topics include:

  • The theoretically informed ASSEMBLE approach with its professional practice focus on different factors that impact on trans and gender diverse clients' voice, communication and well-being
  • Assessment and training considerations for adult trans and gender diverse clients, informed by the Trans and Gender Diverse Voice Clinic (a service of the La Trobe Communication Clinic, La Trobe University)
  • Assessment and training considerations for trans and gender diverse young people.

 

Current speech pathology students are eligible for a 50% discount on the course fee.  Please email your course name and tertiary education provider to k.neil@latrobe.edu.au to receive a promo code for the discount.

You’ll learn:

  • The skills and abilities that speech pathologists require to provide trans and gender diverse people with an informed, client-centred and culturally responsive service
  • To provide information necessary to underpin informational counselling regarding laryngeal surgery
  • Three approaches to voice and communication assessment and training.

Your study experience

This course is self-paced and the total expected time commitment is 70 hours.

 

There are 4 multiple choice quizzes at the end of each module to test your understanding.

 

Who you'll learn from

Emma Ball (she/her):  

Emma works as a senior speech pathologist and clinical educator in the role of Voice Clinic Coordinator within La Trobe Communication Clinic, based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

David Azul (they/them):

David is a Discipline Lead Speech Pathology, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Senior Lecturer, Researcher, and Certified Practising Speech Pathologist based at La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Bendigo.

Georgia Dacakis (please use my name):

Georgia is a speech pathologist, Adjunct Lecturer in Speech Pathology, La Trobe University and Adviser to the Voice Clinic (La Trobe Communication Clinic).

Vanessa Rohlf 

Vanessa is a Research Officer in the School of Psychology and Public Health, and is a consultant, therapist, and educator specialising in compassion fatigue, stress management, pet loss, and animal bereavement.

Alex Giannini (she/her):

Alex is a speech pathologist with a background in Family Therapy and Bioethics, and with extensive experience with children and adolescent’s voice therapy. She worked for decades at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, including the Gender Service. Alex has additional interests and qualifications in professional supervision and mentoring.

Jennifer Oates (she/her):

Jennifer Oates is Emeritus Professor in Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and practices clinically at Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre and Voice Medicine Australia. She has extensive clinical and research experience in in voice, communication, and social participation support for trans and gender diverse people.

Sterling Quinn: (they/them or he/him):

Sterling is a non-binary trans voice clinician, research coordinator, PhD candidate, and casual academic working out of the La Trobe Communication Clinic at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can payment of a course fee be made in instalments?

No, course fees need to be paid in full before you can commence the course.

I cannot pay by credit card. Are there other payment options available? 

To arrange payment by BPAY or EFT, please contact executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au 

I have paid the fee for a short course. When will I have access to the course?  

Access to courses is generally available two weeks in advance of the scheduled course start date, or as advised in the registration confirmation email.  Course materials are made available via our Learning Management System (LMS) for which you will be provided with your username and initial password.

I need to defer my registration. How do I go about this? 

Prior to your course commencing, you may request a deferral of your registration to the next available course date, by contacting executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au.  

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