Richard K. Adler, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA
Richard K. Adler, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is now retired and a Professor Emeritus from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN. He has a BA in speech correction from Long Island University, Brooklyn, an MA in Speech/Linguistics from New York University, an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Akron, Ohio, and a PhD in Psycholinguistics and Communication from the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Dr. Adler's career has spanned nearly 50 years as an SLP in public schools, hospitals, private practice, university teaching, clinical supervision, research, mentoring, consulting, and writing. He has published many articles on such subjects as Teaching, Voice and Communication for Transgender individuals, Voice Disorders, Counseling, and TBI.
Dr. Adler has also presented nearly 90 workshops and seminars at local, and several state and national conferences including the ASHA convention, The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) symposia, and several State Speech and Hearing Association Conventions. He has provided voice and communication training/therapy for Transgender clients for the past 35 years and is currently mentoring students, faculty, and clinical SLPs in this area. Dr. Adler has also been an invited keynote speaker throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia in the area of Transgender Voice and Communication. He was the first SLP to be appointed to the writing committee for the WPATH Standards of Care, VII and he was a founding member and the first chair of the standing committee on Voice and Communication issues for WPATH. Dr. Adler lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his husband Dave.