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Leah B. Helou, PhD, CCC-SLP

Leah B. Helou Instructor Bio:

Leah B. Helou, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor of communication science and disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. As a researcher, Dr. Helou aims to ask questions and solve problems related to the neural and psychological pathways that underpin healthy and disordered voice and speech production. She maintains several distinct yet intertwined lines of research that converge on the broad theme of "mind-voice pathways." All of this research is relevant to, and some has focused on, the voice and communication of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Dr. Helou also has a strong clinical and instructional background in voice-specialized care. Informed by over 16 years as a voice therapist, Dr. Helou's work on the construct of meta-therapy is deeply relevant to helping both novice clinicians and voice therapy patients achieve lasting success with voice therapy. She established the Transgender Voice and Communication Program at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center in 2011 and is a 2018 recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs.

Leah B. Helou's Continuing Education Courses

Cultural Humility With Transgender and Nonbinary People

Cultural Humility With Transgender and Nonbinary People

Video Runtime: 81 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

Standard clinical practice often reinforces systems of oppression that fail to meet the needs of transgender and nonbinary individuals, particularly those who… Read Morearrow_right

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Gender Affirmative Voice Training: Approach and Technique

Gender Affirmative Voice Training: Approach and Technique

Video Runtime: 80 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 20 Minutes

Transgender and/or nonbinary people and their vocal needs are gaining increased visibility. At the same time, even voice-specialized SLPs often struggle to know… Read Morearrow_right

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