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Helena Glorieux

Speech therapist

Voice therapy for transgender people

 

Voice therapy for organic and functional disorders

 

Marie Becker

Speech therapist

Voice therapy for organic and functional disorders

Voice and articulation training in children and adults

 

Oromyofunctional therapy with children

 

Our practice deals with the following matters:

  • Voice disorders

  • Find your voice for transgender people

  • Articulation disorders

  • Different oral habits (oromyofunctional therapy)

 

Our speech therapists are at your service.

Our practice deals with the following matters:

  • Voice disorders

  • Find your voice for transgender people

  • Articulation disorders

  • Different oral habits (oromyofunctional therapy)

 

Our speech therapists are at your service.

A voice disorder is a disorder of the voice or the larynx, resulting in abnormalities in the sound, size and volume of the voice . The cause can be organic or functional.

In trans men, trans women and non-binary persons, the voice does not always reflect their true gender identity . This can have a negative psychosocial impact on the quality of life. Voice therapy can therefore be an important part of the transition process of trans people.

Do you recognize abnormal oral habits such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking, nail biting, chewing incorrectly, swallowing with the tongue against or between the teeth, a low tongue rest position, the mouth that always remains open?

 

Then these are indicators to contact us.

RATES AND REFUND

PRICE

REFUND

REFUND

INCREASED COMPENSATION

INTAKE INTERVIEW

€ 105,00

SESSION 30 '

€ 35.00

student rate € 30.00

SESSION 60 '

€ 70.00

student rate € 60.00

€ 57,00

€ 16,91

€ 33,99

€ 89,49

€ 26,04

€ 51,82

This reimbursement is only valid if you are entitled for reimbursement in the context of a voice disorder or oromyofunctional therapy. For this, an initial statement must be made and this is included in the price of the intake interview. Afterwards you need a prescription from a specialist doctor.

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A vocal disorder is a disorder of the voice or larynx, resulting in abnormalities in the sound, size and volume of the voice. The cause can be organic or functional . Patients with a voice disorder have a voice which is hoarse, too high, too low, too soft or too loud, or the voice drops out or skips. There may be a sore throat, throat clearing, coughing and a tired feeling in the throat. There may also be complaints with regard to breathing.

 

Before we start therapy, I recommend that you consult an NTE doctor so that we can look at the vocal cords through objective imaging.

 

The treatment plan depends on the disorder. During an intake interview, we discuss the options for your request for help.

STEMSTOORNISSEN

In trans men, trans women and non-binary persons , the voice does not always reflect true gender identity. This can have a negative psychosocial impact on the quality of life . Voice therapy can therefore be an important part of the transition process of trans people.

 

The speech therapist will guide you in the search for a gender-congruent voice . Together we will look for a voice that matches your personal identity. The guidance of a speech therapist is  important , so that you can reach your authentic voice in a safe and natural way, which is not harmful to your vocal cords. The therapy always takes place in a motivating, growth-oriented and respectful environment.

 

What exactly does the therapy entail?

Therapy goals are always set individually after a thorough evaluation of the voice and exploration of your gender identity and personal preferences. Usually, the initial request for help from trans women, trans men and non-binary persons concerns a change in pitch. The most striking gender difference is therefore the difference in pitch with which men and women speak. Yet, besides pitch, there are many more aspects that contribute to a 'more feminine' or 'more masculine' voice. We will also focus on intonation, resonance, articulation, intensity and non-verbal communication.

 

In Belgium it is possible to obtain reimbursement for voice therapy for trans people after referral from an ENT doctor.

STEM  BIJ TRANSGENDER PERSONEN

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Are you aiming for a neat, non-regionally pronunciation?

 

Then you've come to the right place. The vocal coach teaches you to pronounce vowels, diphthongs and consonants the best way.Trough specific exercises you will develop insight into how sounds are bound together and how they influence each other.I t is important that you can form all sounds correctly. Are there certain sounds that you can hardly pronounce? Is the position of your tongue incorrect when speaking and swallowing? This needs to be addressed before we can optimize your pronunciation.

 

Pronunciation and mood are closely linked. Clear articulation with a good breathing technique can relieve your voice and reduce tension in the throat.

 

The book Klink Klaar by Bernadette Timmermans is always used. You can also find it in our webshop.

ARTICULATIETRAINING

OMFT stands for oro-myofunctional therapy. This form of therapy is used when deviating oral habits are diagnosted by the orthodontist, dentist or speech therapist.

 

Do you recognize abnormal oral habits such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking, nail biting, incorrectly chewing, swallowing with the tongue against or between the teeth, a low tongue rest position, the mouth that always remains open? Then these are indicators to contact us. As specialized speech therapists we visualize all muscle values through objective research. When the investigation shows that an imbalance has arisen, we ensure that the correct oral habits are learned and thus the balance is restored.

 

What is the importance of treating these different oral habits? When the oro-facial muscles are used incorrectly, this muscle imbalance causes possible displacement of dental elements (teeth). It is of the utmost importance to change the function of the muscles before the change in shape can be addressed by the dentist or orthodontist.

 

Contact with dentists and orthodontists is central to our multi-disciplinary cooperation in order to achieve the best result.

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