Gender affirming voice and communication (GAVC) is a service provided by speech-language specialists in voice, geared toward people who wish for their voice to more closely match their gender identity. We began providing GAVC services in 2019, and have several team members who have received specialized training in providing this service.
In order to provide this service, we first conduct interviews to understand a client’s goals and then create an individualized service plan. In our sessions, clients talk about their voice, do some voice exercises, and learn tools they can use for altering their voice to better fit with their identity. Depending on peoples’ goals, we work on aspects of voice such as pitch, resonance, intonation, rate, and volume.