Transgender Voice & Communication Program

Our Mission:

The Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center is eager to assist Boston-area transgender individuals in expressing themselves more authentically through voice and communication modification.

Emerson College in Boston supports the transgender community!
Emerson College in Boston supports transgender individuals!

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Evaluation services are designed to provide information to determine a baseline, develop a treatment plan, and monitor progress over time. These services include an interview, assessment and preliminary feedback immediately following the evaluation itself. Additionally, a follow-up written report is provided in order to document evaluation results and recommendations.


Individual Therapy

Individual therapy sessions teach individuals on the gender spectrum to feminize or masculinize their voice and communication style to match their gender identity. Treatment strategies include working on resonance, pitch, vocal hygiene, role-play of everyday communicative contexts and community outings. Home programs are also utilized for maximum generalization.

Therapy sessions are tailored to the specific needs of each individual. Clinicians use a variety of techniques and strategies to facilitate progress.


Group Therapy

Coming soon!


FYI: Emerson Has Inclusive Restrooms

In September 2016, Emerson College modified signage on single and multi-stall restrooms to make sure that all members of the Emerson Community/visitors have access to restrooms consistent with their gender identity. To read more about this, click here. 

Within The Robbins Center, all of our restrooms are single-stall with inclusive signage.

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Restroom located on the 8th floor of The Robbins Center, where adult speech therapy sessions take place.