Matthew Mills, Gillie Stoneham and Ioanna Georgiadou have had their evidence paper published on the International Journal of Transgenderism website.
Their paper, Expanding the evidence: Developments and innovations in clinical practice, training and competency within voice and communication therapy for trans and gender diverse people, looks at identified gaps in research to show:
- an expansion of the evidence base in advances in voice group therapy for trans women and trans men
- the importance of delivering voice and communication therapy as part of a complete approach to trans and gender diverse health care
- developments in training and competency in the UK.
The evidence gathered supports group therapy as a successful approach for trans individuals through a range of parameters of voice and self-perception as well as having speech and language therapy within gender clinics providing voice and communication as part of a broader pathway of care.
You can read more on the International Journal of Transgenderism website. The full paper will also be included in the organisations journal in September.
Matthew Mills is the Lead Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Voice and Communication) and Head of Speech and Language Therapist Service at Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic, London.
Gillie Stoneham is an advanced speech and language therapist, specialising in transgender, voice therapy and coaching. She is also the Director and co-founder of ActorFactor.
Ioanna Georgiadou is the transgender voice specialist at the Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria (NHS). She is also the founder of Trans Voice Therapy a service that offers voice therapy for adults and adolescents.