Preparing to Serve TGNC Communities in Medical Settings –  Journal Club

Presented by: AC Goldberg PhD, CCC-SLP and Jessica Lasky, MS, CCC-SLP

February 9th, 2022

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

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  • Learners will identify three barriers to care transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people face.
  • Learners will list steps to mitigate barriers within clinical settings.
  • Learners will describe the necessary steps to increase culturally responsive practices.


  • Minutes 0-5: Introduction of topic, articles being covered, and presenter
  • Minutes 5-15: An overview of TGNC community and mitigation of barriers as it relates to the medical SLP
  • Minutes 15-58: Educational dialogue regarding culturally responsive practices
  • Minutes 58-60: Conclusionary information

Speaker Information


AC Goldberg (he/him) PhD, CCC-SLP is an intersex/transgender Speech-Language Pathologist licensed in the US and Canada. Practicing for 17 years, AC creates a safe and affiming clinical space for people of all neurotypes, races, backgrounds, genders, ages, religions, ethnicities and (dis)abilities. Currently a school clinician, AC also has a private gender affirming voice practice and is an award-winning public speaker. AC is ASHA certified, SAC affiliated, registered with CASLPO, and a member of the WPATH. He offers cultural responsiveness trainings through his CE platform, the CREDITs Institute, and consulting through his agency, Transplaining.

Financial Disclosures: AC a current employee of Somerville Public Schools in Somerville, MA. He is the founder and CEO of Transplaining and founder of the CREDITs Institute.

Non-financial Disclosures: AC is a founding member of the Trans Voice Initiative and is a topic area expert in gender for the Informed SLP. He is a 2022 ASHA Convention Planning Committee member in Health Literacy: Access, Communication, and Outcomes. He is also on the community advisory board overseeing research out of Boston University about the effects of exogenous testosterone therapy on communication in AFAB speakers.


Jessica Lasky is a medical Speech-Language Pathologist that specializes in dysphagia and the adult and geriatric populations. Jessica has worked in nearly every setting possible from outpatient neuro rehabilitation, stroke, and trauma 1 hospitals, acute rehab facilities, and SNFs. In 2015 Jessica launched her mobile FEES company, Mobile Scope, that provides FEES services throughout the state of Arizona. She has since also launched a CEU company, Evolutionary Education Solutions, focusing on dysphagia and FEES training. Jessica is passionate about patient advocacy, evidence-based practice and continuous clinical growth, and mentoring. Jessica is a clinical mentor and moderator for the MedSLP Collective and enjoys helping fellow clinicians all over the country and the world navigate tricky clinical problems. Jessica is a 4-time ASHA ACE recipient and presents on various topics from dysphagia to delirium all over the United States. Jessica co-founded the Dysphagia Outreach Project along with Hillary Cooper and Michelle Caffaro to help spread education and resources to clinicians and patients working with and impacted by dysphagia. She lives in Phoenix with her husband their three beautiful cats!

Financial Disclosures: Jessica receives a salary from Mobile Scope, Neuro RehabCare, the MedSLP Collective, and Evolutionary Education Solutions. She also receives a consulting fee from the MedSLP Collective. Jessica retains intellectual property rights from Evolutionary Education Solutions. Finally, Jessica has ownership interest in both Mobile Scope and Evolutionary Education Solutions.

Non-Financial Disclosures: Jessica is a member, volunteer, co-founder/owner, and vice president of education for the Dysphagia Outreach Project. Jessica is also an ArSHA Medical Committee board member, ASHA member, and co-founder/member of the Med SLP Arizona Journal Club and Networking Group.

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 and attend the full webinar live to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be emailed to you the day after the presentation. Once completed, you will receive 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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