Creating a Safe Education Environment for Future LGBTQ+ Clinicians

Charles Lenell, assistant professor at University of Northern Colorado and LGBTQ+CSDSA Board of Directors Chair, and Gregory Robinson, associate professor at University of Arkansas for Medical Science and L'GASP Chair offer ways CSD programs can bolster support for LGBTQ+ students in the face of threats to inclusion. Read their recommendations for creating a safe education … Continue reading Creating a Safe Education Environment for Future LGBTQ+ Clinicians

In opposition to the Unethical Termination of Services to Transgender Clients at BYU Speech and Language Clinic

In January of 2022, it became known that leadership at Brigham Young University (BYU) forced their Communication Disorders Department to cease services for transgender individuals at their Speech & Hearing Clinic. This went against the will of faculty, including the department head. Gender affirming voice services can be critical for overcoming dysphoria and improving quality … Continue reading In opposition to the Unethical Termination of Services to Transgender Clients at BYU Speech and Language Clinic

LGBTQ+ CSDSA Announced as “Honors of NSSLHA” Awardee

The LGBTQ+ CSD Student Association was recently awarded the Honors of NSSLHA. This award recognizes an organization or individual that has made significant contributions to the discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders and National NSSLHA through their work with students. “Through my work with L’GASP, I have had the pleasure of working with founding members … Continue reading LGBTQ+ CSDSA Announced as “Honors of NSSLHA” Awardee

LGBTQ+ CSDSA Launches Mentorship Program

This month, the LGBTQ+ CSDSA launched its mentorship program, to connect LGBTQ+ students and clinicians. Mentorship is a key component of academic and professional success, but many students lack access to mentors who are knowledgeable about the LGBTQ+ professional experience. Developed and coordinated by Mentorship Student Chair Lindsay Stefferson, the mentorship program aims to close … Continue reading LGBTQ+ CSDSA Launches Mentorship Program