Speech-Language Institute Launches Transgender Support Group

The University’s Speech-Language Institute (SLI) recently launched ‘Raise Your Voice’ - a new support group to assist those in the transgender community with voice and communication skills.

The support group aims to be a resource for members of the transgender community as well as a teaching ground for Speech-Language Pathology students in the University’s College of Education and Rehabilitation.

“Transgender voice assessment and intervention is a specialty area in the field of speech-language pathology and we are truly lucky to be able to give this experience to our students,” said SLI clinical director, Robert Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP.

The benefit has been two-fold. “I gained new knowledge of a speech-language pathologist’s role in treating members of the transgender community,” Max Saeger ’19SLP said. “This support group will serve as a link between the Salus Community, the transgender community, and the greater Philadelphia area.”

This support group allows Speech-Language Pathology students to “gain insights and skills that will benefit their clinical practice within culturally and linguistically diverse aspects of our field,” Serianni said.

For more information about the group, contact 215-780.3150 and click here to follow ‘Raise Your Voice’ on Facebook.