Speech therapist and voice coach Sophie Edwards is a transgender woman and a leading expert in instructing other transgender women how to feminize their voices during and after their transition. District Speech has expanded its team and offers voice modification services to meet this growing demand.
More information can be found at https://districtspeech.com/specialties/transgender-voice-therapy
Sophie Edwards at District Speech recognizes that transitioning is a challenging life event, and the modification of the voice to match a new identity is often paramount for transgender people. Transgender vocal training allows people who have transitioned to access different vocal abilities. Participants learn how to adjust the pitch of their voice while learning how to focus on tone and speech patterns. District Speech offers a safe space for transgender women to feel at ease to practice vocal techniques.
District Speech understands that modern medicine has made great advances in the understanding of gender dysphoria, and while hormones and surgery can allow a transgender person to transition, transgender persons can still be uncomfortable with their voice, particularly if their goal is to “pass” as their new gender.
District Speech is also able to help transgender men adjust to their deepening voice as a result of hormone therapy. While hormones physically thicken the vocal cords resulting in a deeper voice, transgender men will need to adjust their pitch, tone, and speech patterns to masculinize the voice further.
In addition to transgender voice coaching services, District Speech also offers a wide range of general speech and language therapy for adults and children, including early intervention for children showing signs of speech difficulties and stutter avoidance. They specialize in therapy for orofacial myofunctional disorders, cleft lip, and cleft palate.
District Speech has two offices serving the Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia areas and are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6.30 pm. Consultations can be booked online or by calling the office.
A satisfied transgender customer has said: “Really helped me figure out how to change my voice to be more fem. Loved working with Sophie, it was really fun.”
More details about District Speech and transgender speech therapy are available at https://districtspeech.com/specialties/transgender-voice-therapy
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