February 07, 2022

Transgender voice therapy is available

The SIU Clinical Center is offering transgender voice therapy evaluation and treatment.

The offerings include voice pitch, voice resonance, voice stability, speech naturalness and gendered communication habits. Clients will learn evidence-based practices supported by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to safely develop their authentic voice.

Training eligibility screening is $15 for an evaluation and the non-refundable eight-week training program costs $380.

The program includes weekly training 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from Feb. 9 to March 30. A sliding scale fee is available for those who qualify.

For more information, contact Erin Connelly, speech services coordinator, at econnelly@siu.edu, 618-453-2361 or clinicalcenter.siu.edu.