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1. Glottal Physiology and Gender Perception of Transgender Speakers

**This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)**



Hancock, A.B. & Haskin, G. (2015) Speech-language pathologists’ knowledge and attitudes regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ) populations. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Hancock, A.B. (2015). The role of cultural competence in serving transgender populations. Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, 25, 37-42.

Brundage, S.B. & Hancock, A.B. (2015). Real enough: Using virtual public speaking environments to evoke feelings and behaviors targeted in stuttering assessment and treatment. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Hancock, A.B.,Stutts, H. W. & Bass, A. (2014). Perceptions of gender and femininity based on language: Implications for transgender communication therapy. Language and Speech 17, 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/0023830914549084

Hancock, A.B. & Rubin, B.A. (2015). Influence of communication partner’s gender on language. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 34(1), 46-64, DOI: 10.1177/0261927X14533197

Hancock, A.B. & Gross, H.E. (2015). Acoustic and aerodynamic measures of the voice in pregnancy. Journal of Voice. 29(1), 53-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.04.005

Hancock, A.B., Colton, L. & Douglas, F. (2014). Intonation and gender perception: Applications for transgender speakers. Journal of Voice, 28(2).

Hancock, A.B. & Garabedian, L. (2013). Transgender voice and communication treatment: A retrospective chart review of 25 cases. International Journal of Communication Disorders, 48(1), 54-65.

Hancock, A.B. & Helenius, L. (2012). Adolescent Male-to-Female transgender voice and communication therapy. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 313-324.

Hancock, A.B., Krissinger, J. & Owen, K. (2011). Voice perceptions and quality of life of transgender individuals. Journal of Voice, 25(5), 553-558.

Owen, K. & Hancock, A.B. (2010). The role of self-and-listener perceptions of femininity in voice therapy. International Journal of Transgenderism, 12(4), 272-284.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 2009: Presentation

2008 Voice Symposium: Presentation


Ekmekci, O., Hancock, A.B., Swayze, S. (2012). Teaching research methods to graduate students: Lessons learned from three different degree programs. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 24(2), 272-279.

Hancock, A.B. & Brundage, S.B. (2010). A rubric for formative assessment of students in communication science and disorders programs. Journal of Allied Health. Editor's Award for Journal of Allied Health

Hancock, Stone, Brundage, & Zeigler (2009). Public speaking attitudes: Does curriculum make a difference? Journal of Voice, 24(3), 302-307.


Youmans, S., Youmans, G., & Hancock, A.B. (2011). The social validity of script training related to the treatment of apraxia of speech. Aphasiology, 25(9), 1078-1089

Youmans, G., Youmans, S., & Hancock, A.B. (2011). Script training treatment for adults with apraxia of speech. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(1), 23-27.

Friedman, I., Hancock, A., Bamdad, M., & Schulz, G. (2010). Using principles of motor learning to treat apraxia of speech after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18(1), 1-12.

2008 DCSHA Winter Conference: Motor Learning Guided Handout


Hancock, A.B., Schulz, G., & Whelan, B. (2011). Language production by patients with Parkinson disease before and after posteroventral pallidotomy. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 19(4), 59-72

Hancock, A.B., LaPointe, L.L., Stierwalt, J.A.G., Bourgeois, M.S., Zwaan, R.A. (2007). Stimulus modality and interstimulus intervals as variables in computerized assessment. Contemporary Issues in Communication Disorders. Editor’s Award in Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders.



Effectiveness of Intensive Treatment Model for Voice Feminization
Within the past year, service delivery methods for voice and communication feminization at GW have grown to include full- and half-day workshops called “Transitional Voice Training Intensives”. Acoustic and perceptual measures are collected at the start and end of the workshop. Preliminary analysis confirms significant gains from this short, intense service delivery model … and delighted clients!

Voice-Related Quality of Life for Transgender Americans
Voice-related quality of life (VQOL) for a diverse group of 81 male-to-female (MTF) and 23 female-to-male (FTM) Americans was measured using the Voice Handicap Index, Voice-Related Quality of Life Scale, and the relatively recent Transgender Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (TSEQ). Overall, VQOL results from this study indicate that TG speakers do report a range of quality and some are severely impacted by voice and communication concerns. Impacts of gender, age, stage of transition, and other demographic characteristics are addressed in results. Psychometric evaluation of the TSEQ using this sample revealed excellent content and convergent validity, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency. The TSEQ provides a suitable measure of VQOL, one that could be used to justify voice and communication services and to measure treatment efficacy for this population negatively affected by voice concerns.