Linda L. Siegfriedt
Areas of Expertise
- Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Development
- Voice Disorders Treatment
- Professional Speaking Training
Linda is a clinical educator at the George Washington University in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She directs the Gender Affirmation Voice Training Program and the Voice Disorders Clinic in the Speech and Hearing Center Prior to coming to George Washington University, Linda had extensive experience performing videostroboscopy, voice evaluations and therapy in otolaryngology practices, voice clinics, hospitals, and university and private practice settings.
She integrates mindfulness practices, yoga, positive psychology, emotional integration, hypnotherapy, Reiki, and a variety of other approaches with traditional voice therapy methodology. Her awareness of the emotional, mental, social, spiritual, behavioral, and experiential factors and how they impact communication influences her approach in working with her clients and students alike.
She is a co-author of the new Plural publication entitled, Transforming Voice and Communication with Transgender and Gender Diverse People. An Evidence Based Process.
Research interests include gender affirmation voice training approaches and the development and effectiveness of clinical practice of the Mindful Provider in all areas of specialty in all fields.
M.Ed., Speech Language Pathology, Northwestern University, Boston, MA
B.S., Speech and Hearing Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from ASHA
Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia
Positive Psychology, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lenox, MA, 2014
Hypnotherapist, New England Society for Clinical Hypnosis, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, 2002
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Trainee Program Completion, Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2002
Reiki Master Certification, The International Center for Reiki Training, Ellenville, NY, 2001
Transforming Voice and Communication with Transgender and Gender Diverse People. An Evidence Based Process. Hancock and Siegfriedt, 2019, Plural Publications, Inc.
Hancock, A. B., Siegfriedt, L.L., Transgender Voice and Beyond: Voice and Communication Training for Gender Expression, On Demand Webinar American Speech and Hearing Association, Presented Nationally 8-1-18, Currently Available as a CE course through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Siegfriedt, L.L., Facilitating Vocal Transformation: Helping Our Transgender Clients Get Unstuck
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, November, 2019
Virginia Speech, Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, March, 2020
Hancock, A. B., Siegfriedt, L.L., What Communication Sciences and Disorders Professionals Need To Know About Gender Diversity: Cultural And Clinical Considerations For The Transgender Client. Co-presenter. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Briefing:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association national office, June 22, 2017, February 27, 2018.
Hancock, A. B., Siegfriedt, L.L., Transgender Voice: Treatment Outcomes from Two Service Delivery Models, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Co-presenter. Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.
Siegfriedt, L.L., Transgender Voice Therapy: Navigating the Vocal Landscape of the Male to Female Transgender Client, District of Columbia Speech and Hearing Association, District of Columbia, March, 2016.
Siegfriedt, L.L. Transgender Voice and Communication: Research and Practice, District of Columbia Speech and Hearing Association, District of Columbia, February, 2011.
Siegfriedt, L.L. Voice and Speech Therapy for Male to Female Transgender People, International Foundation for Gender Education, Co-presenter. April 2010.
Caroline Grace Award: Linda was recognized on behalf of the transgender community by the Caroline Grace Foundation for Illuminating Human Dignity in her valuable work in speech pathology for transgender patients as the Transgender Voice Specialist and Clinical Instructor at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Graduate Clinical Practicum Seminar: Gender Affirmation Voice and Communication and Voice Disorders, Accent Modification-George Washington University.
Voice Disorders Graduate Course-Northeastern University, Emerson College