EBP in Accent Modification: Understanding client needs and values
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of determining clients’ values and needs within the premise of evidence-based practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to list references and explain findings of representative studies that describe the type of challenges individuals with nonstandard accents face.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the tool and methods available within a clients’ need-based framework to objectively determine the candidacy for accent modification services.
|0-10 Minutes||Overview and Background|
|10-55 Minutes||Evidence-based Research|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Amee P. Shah, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Amee Shah is an Associate Professor in the Speech and Hearing program and director of the Speech Acoustics & Research Laboratory at Cleveland State University. Dr. Shah holds a BSc in Audiology & Speech Rehabilitation, MA in Linguistics, MA in Speech-language Pathology, a M. Phil and a Ph.D. She pursued a Post-doctoral Fellowship at McGill University in neurolinguistics.
Dr. Shah is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has practiced as a bilingual speech-language pathologist for over 15 years, including seven years in New York City. Dr. Shah's research interests involve the study of the processes of cross-linguistic speech production and perception, with a focus on foreign-accented English. This line of investigation is helping bridge the gaps between basic science research and clinical practice with bilingual and nonnative speakers of English. Dr. Shah is building a national reputation in the area of clinical concerns related to foreign-accentedness. As of 2007, she has developed the "Comprehensive Assessment of Accentedness & Intelligibility (CAAI)", a first of its kind comprehensive, data-based, assessment battery to assess communication difficulties related to foreign-accented speech. She has numerous national and international presentations, and peer-reviewed publications in various theoretical and clinical issues of foreign-accentedness.
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