Workshops and Continuing Education Events

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and the SFSU chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) provide workshops and Continuing Education events throughout the academic year for students, members of the community, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals. We provide Certificate of Maintenance hours, accepted by ASHA to fulfill continuing education (CE) requirements. 

Transgender Voice and Communication

Sarah Schneider, CCC-SLP & Oneida Chi, CCC-SLP

Saturday, May 6, 2017

9:00am to 12:00pm

Jack Adams Hall

San Francisco State University

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This workshop will provide education regarding the transgender community and resources, common terminology, and considerations for cultural awareness. Voice and communication characteristics related to gender will be identified. A physiologic and voice science approach will be applied to evaluation and treatment of transgender clients. Therapeutic techniques will be presented and demonstrated and the role of phone apps discussed. We will explore surgical options, in the event that voice therapy is ‘not enough’. And, lastly, clinical cases will be presented to highlight these topics in action.

Sarah Schneider is the Speech Language Pathology Director at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of voice, with expertise in the professional speaking and singing voice. Oneida Chi is an LGBTQ  activist who recently started a private practice, the Bay Area Outspoken Speech Services, to help others find and use their voices that align with their gender identity and expression.


3 hours of Califronia SLPAHADB Continuing Professional Development & ASHA Ceritification Maintence hours will be offered.



Speech-Language Pathologists


Non-SLP Professionals & Community Members