Transgendered voice: Considerations in case history management

Judith B. King, D. Elise Lindstedt, Marilyn Jensen, Molly Law

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Abstract

Standard voice case history forms used by speech language pathologists do not appropriately address the needs of clients in the transgender process. A group of transgendered clients assisted the authors in identifying important considerations for effective interviewing and case history management. These considerations include: 1) appropriate interview terminology; 2) pragmatics in questioning; 3) knowledge of pre- and post-operative phases of treatment; 4) identification of voice treatment goals; 5) attitudes of family, friends and co-workers; 6) time-frame considerations for changes in gender role; 7) effects of medical intervention options on vocal function; 8) potential for negative clinician-bias; and 9) psychosocial factors. This report identifies items for effective interviewing and case history management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalLogopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

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Keywords

  • Gender identity disorders
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Transsexual
  • Vocal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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