Culturally Responsive Gender Affirming Voice & Communication

Presented by: Sandy Hirsch, MS, CCC-SLP and Oneida Chi, MS, CCC-SLP

March 24, 2021

8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM MST / 5:30 PM PST

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  • Describe five terms used by Trans and gender diverse people
  • List two examples of cultural competence and humility
  • Identify three ways that gender affirming voice clients can modify their resonance
  • Describe how to apply the Acoustic Assumptions to resonance modification


  • 8:30 PM -8:40 PM: Introduction
  • 8:40 PM- 8:55 PM: Terminology and Basics Trans 101
  • 8:55 PM – 9:15 PM: Case study & microaggression
  • 9:15 PM – 9:35 PM: Cultural humility and competency across cultures, intersectional identities
  • 9:35 PM – 9:45 PM: Art & science of resonance across cultures
  • 9:45 PM – 10:00 PM: Acoustic Assumptions explained
  • 10:00 PM – 10:15 PM: Acoustic assumptions demonstrated
  • 10:15 PM – 10:30 PM: Q&A

    Speaker Information

    Oneida Chi, MS, CCC-SLP (they/ them) is a first-generation Chinese American, genderqueer licensed speech-language pathologist from San Francisco. Oneida has worked in schools preK- 12th grade throughout the Bay Area for the last fifteen years. In 2016, they started their private practice, Bay Area Outspoken Speech Services, to work on their voice and assist friends and community members with exploring their voices. Currently they work at the Regional Center with toddlers 0-3, the Gender Health Clinic in Santa Clara, supervise the Gender Affirming Voice Clinic at San Francisco State University, and serve on the CSHA Board Committee of Diversity and Inclusion.


    Sandy Hirsch, MS, CCC-SLP (she/her) is a cisgender speech-language pathologist (SLP). She has an international reputation in gender affirming voice and communication training. She has co- edited and authored all editions of the Plural Publishing textbook on voice and communication training for TGNC clients (Adler, Hirsch & Mordaunt, 2006, 2012; Adler, Hirsch & Pickering, 2019). Her work has been featured across all media, Stemple & Hapner, 5th ed. and ASHA’s Perspectives. Ms. Hirsch is a presenter at Esprit and Gender Odyssey, and has presented at ASHA, CPATH, the Voice Foundation Symposium, VASTA, Fall Voice, the Art and Science of Performing Voice and MTHF in Victoria, BC. She has lectured at the UW, WWU, and SUNY, New Paltz. Ms. Hirsch is owner of Give Voice in Seattle.

    Sandy Hirsh will receive an honorarium for this webinar from the Medical SLP Collective.  She is the Owner of Give Voice in Seattle, Washington and receives royalties from Plural Publishing Alder, Hirsch and Pickering.

    Oneida Chi will receive an honorarium for this webinar from the Medical SLP Collective, and has Intellectual Property Rights for Bay Area Outspoken Speech Services.


    Sandy Hirsh has no non-financial disclosures.


    Oneida Chi has no non-financial disclosures.

    Additional Info and FAQ:

    Can I get continuing education for this webinar?  

    After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be emailed to you. Once completed, we will email you a certificate of completion within 48 hours.  You have 14 days to complete the test.

    If you'd like to earn ASHA CEUs for the presentation, we can report your completion to ASHA. ASHA CEUs are awarded to those that meet eligibility criteria by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the ASHA CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.

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    Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

    The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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