Youth Blog – Be Heard For Who You Are!
In the past, IMPACT has reported on therapies and medical treatments relevant to youth & young adults transitioning genders. This includes a blog with a personal take on Hormone Replacement Therapy for transgender individuals, and a report on Puberty Blocking Medications for those experiencing Gender Dysphoria.
Now, we are part of a new collaboration to connect trans* people to another form of therapy that many individuals seek out – speech & communication therapy. This new “Be Heard for Who You Are” group helps trans* people up to age 24 find a comfortable voice and communication style that reflects their affirmed gender.
This group is both an opportunity to receive personalized assessment and feedback, as well as a chance to learn and practice skills with others. The 8 weekly sessions are led by trans*-affirming speech-language pathologists from the Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, & Learning, in collaboration with the Gender & Sex Development Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
To learn more about the group and its fees, please contact the Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, & Learning at 847-491-3165, or via email at NUCASLL@northwestern.edu. You can also learn more here.