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Course # 5276
EBP in Accent Modification: Understanding client needs and values

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

This course uses a needs-based objective decision framework to identify the accent-related needs of clients who speak with nonstandard regional or foreign accents. Using quotes and video narratives of clients, listeners will be provided a range of attitudes, values, needs, and wants clients have around their accents. These attitudes and wants are not always predictable, and often, not identified or shared by clinicians. A broad range of research findings will also be presented to demonstrate the real-life challenges and obstacles related to speaking in nonstandard accents. Further, a clients’-needs-based framework that uses quantitative methods and statistically-tested stimuli is introduced in this course to ensure that clinician biases, society’s stereotypes, or employer’s discrimination are not the driving forces in accent-modification services. Instead, the framework shows how objective data and evidence based practice (EBP) can overcome and replace stereotypes and inadvertent discrimination.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on February 14, 2012

Handouts

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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.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Overview and Background
10-55 Minutes Evidence-based Research
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(192 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Member on April 14, 2014
I enjoyed the research studies and the real-life examples of accents.
Review by: Member on March 15, 2014
Presenter shared research evidence to support recommendations made for clinical practice.
Review by: Member on February 20, 2014
Practical
Review by: Member on February 20, 2014
Well organized.
Review by: Member on January 30, 2014
It made me aware of things I need to consider before recommending therapy, and the frustrations that clients may be encountering.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Examples of speakers, most of the powerpoint slides, discussion of assessment tools & research.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Great information
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
Informative
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
Informative
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
new information presented in a clear organozed way. I liked the examples from research studies
Review by: Member on December 24, 2013
Set up good reason for needing evidence based practice in this area. I appreciated someone working to make assessment of this area more objective with accurate baselines
Review by: Member on December 23, 2013
Clear, well organized content, interesting narratives and audio clips.
Review by: Member on December 21, 2013
Interesting information about a less-discussed topic.
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
It was very well organized.
Review by: Member on December 14, 2013
Well Organized and Insightful
Review by: Member on December 4, 2013
Presenter was informative and thorough. I appreciated the video clips to help me understand the need for accent modification and the prejudices that people may face daily.
Review by: Member on November 24, 2013
real examples from real people were given.
Review by: Member on November 20, 2013
Speaker's articulation of the need for multi-cultural sensitivity/advocacy
Review by: Member on November 14, 2013
met the stated objectives
Review by: Member on October 20, 2013
instructor's obvious expertise and enthusiasm about her content
Review by: Member on October 10, 2013
Learning about how to properly diagnose accent disorders was interesting with detailed testing measures
Review by: Member on October 3, 2013
sharing actual data, examples of how to rate accent/intelligibility and explained in a way that can actually be applied to my service coordination and helps me select clients, explain and educate clients and using EBP address accent modification.
Review by: Member on September 29, 2013
Very good information was presented but the speaker spoke quickly and the handout was hard to read.
Review by: Member on September 28, 2013
information, handout
Review by: Member on September 25, 2013
speaker is well versed on the material. organized and interesting course.
Review by: Member on September 18, 2013
organized very well. This is a new topic for me and I was able to see the main points easily.
Review by: Member on September 8, 2013
the language samples, was well organizedthe slides and text were not in sync though
Review by: Member on July 7, 2013
It was a good introductory course on accent modification.
Review by: Member on June 12, 2013
clarity
Review by: Member on June 2, 2013
Very well organized-- I enjoyed the video documentary. Lot's of valuable information.
Review by: Member on May 31, 2013
Dr. Shah speaker provided very comprehensive coverage in a topic area that is not well defined or understood within our field.
Review by: Member on May 25, 2013
Presenter's knowledge.
Review by: Member on May 10, 2013
She gave excellent background and introductory information re: how accents affect individuals and provided insights into the perspectives of both clients and clinicians for improvement in understanding on both sides of the issue.
Review by: Member on May 8, 2013
Information presented on how to determine who needs accent modification. More than listening is required.
Review by: Member on April 16, 2013
Very knowledgeable speaker. Well researched material.
Review by: Member on April 5, 2013
Good information
Review by: Member on March 28, 2013
Simple and EB framework for subjective measures
Review by: Member on February 26, 2013
information about the assessment
Review by: Member on January 1, 2013
clear & concise
Review by: Member on December 31, 2012
I enjoyed the research she presented.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2012
knowledgable speaker
Review by: Member on December 18, 2012
Clear presentation; broad, objective means of assessing clients' needs
Review by: Member on December 14, 2012
It was well organized and very informative.
Review by: Member on December 14, 2012
Dr. Shah was a clear and interesting speaker.
Review by: Member on December 12, 2012
New information for me. EBP information. Good speaker.
Review by: Member on December 4, 2012
The course was interesting and opened up a perpective about an approach I had not considered before.
Review by: Member on December 4, 2012
Particucularly enjoyed presentation of accent assessment and the presenter's standardized instrument.
Review by: Member on December 3, 2012
enjoyed story of my accent video doc
Review by: Member on November 16, 2012
Great info given from documentary
Review by: Member on November 14, 2012
Emphasis on speaker biases as influencing perceptions. Often ignored or deferred to not a problem.
Review by: Member on November 9, 2012
video examples
Review by: Member on November 8, 2012
great real life implications of accent
Review by: Member on November 8, 2012
The information
Review by: Member on October 28, 2012
Excellent EBP references and theoretical framework.
Review by: Member on October 23, 2012
Ms. Shah has strong evidence for the information presented and has a wealth of experience in the practice. Also, her cultural and linguistic diversity lend more credibility to her ability to understand client needs and values.
Review by: Member on October 20, 2012
The information was completely new to me and gave me a good place to start gaining info in this area.
Review by: Member on October 15, 2012
Great teacher.
Review by: Member on October 15, 2012
Dr. Shah's presentation was easy to follow and comprehend. She is succinct and organized.
Review by: Member on October 13, 2012
well presented, evidence based
Review by: Member on October 10, 2012
Presenter was very knowledgable and presented information clearly. She used good video examples and moved at a good pace. Unfortunate that the resources were not readily available.
Review by: Member on September 21, 2012
Easy and practical to make determinations.
Review by: Member on September 19, 2012
Great information about rationale and decision-making processes in assessing and treating accented speech.
Review by: Member on September 14, 2012
Well organized with facts to back up statements. Really touches on the human experience of one who may be seeking accent modification services.
Review by: Member on August 25, 2012
This seminar describes the complex issues involved with accent modification, including understanding prejudices which can be associated with certain accents. Dr. Shah emphasizes the need for EBP in this area, and proposes her assessment model (available after prerequisite training). Case studies are presented which clearly demonstrate the application of the needs-based assessment.
Review by: Member on August 14, 2012
This course was presented in an organized, easy to follow format. I liked the thorough explainations of the terminology and the real life examples provided.
Review by: Member on July 28, 2012
Objective assessment information
Review by: Member on July 23, 2012
It game a more indepth look at accent modification from an EBP outlook.
Review by: Member on July 22, 2012
structured and presented well
Review by: Member on July 14, 2012
Used a variety of examples from real clients
Review by: Member on July 12, 2012
new information
Review by: Member on July 7, 2012
clear and concise and well organized
Review by: Member on July 3, 2012
very informative
Review by: Member on July 1, 2012
It's cutting edge professional development - current and research driven.
Review by: Member on June 22, 2012
The information presented was practical and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on June 22, 2012
This is not something I've had to deal with but found very interesting.
Review by: Member on June 13, 2012
Nice, clear graphics.
Review by: Member on June 11, 2012
Delineated information in a concise manner and also adding real research to support presentation information.
Review by: Member on May 27, 2012
She presented a careful explanation of the issues involved in accent modification and reduction.
Review by: Member on May 23, 2012
emphasis on EBP and tools to determine need for accent mod versus listener education
Review by: Member on May 12, 2012
very interesting hot topic!!
Review by: Member on April 19, 2012
organization
Review by: Member on April 18, 2012
It was organized and informative.
Review by: Member on April 14, 2012
Useful, well-presented information that will enhance my work with clients who need accent modification.
Review by: Member on April 11, 2012
Insightful, thought-out,highly desirable evidenced based approach that helps us obtain baseline and progress measures that include how the client's speech is being perceived by others.Clear, although presented at an almost too fast rate of speech.
Review by: Member on March 23, 2012
newer area in our field, good resource
Review by: Member on March 23, 2012
The presenter's knowledge,research, and expertise on the topic made it excellent.
Review by: Member on March 17, 2012
love the topic and the presenter has impressive expertise
Review by: Member on March 12, 2012
The experience of the presenter and her depth of knowledge.
Review by: Member on March 12, 2012
Up-to-date content, speaker's competence
Review by: Member on March 12, 2012
It gave me the most important questions to consider before recommending accent reduction services.
Review by: Member on March 8, 2012
I learned a lot about people's feelings in reguards to accent reduction. Because of this I will never correct any of my friend's speech if they don't ask me to do so. This course was very educational thank you. May God Bless you!
Review by: Member on March 5, 2012
Information was supported by research and client narratives and stressed the importance of the clients perception and attitude.
Review by: Member on February 27, 2012
very well organized and clearly presented
Review by: Member on February 25, 2012
Relevant information, good presentation of ideas.
Review by: Member on February 20, 2012
The speaker was clear and informative.
Review by: Member on February 16, 2012
Good information about standardized methods of evaluation and treatment, as well as psycho-social aspects of this work.
Review by: Member on February 15, 2012
She was a great speaker and the content was well organized.

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Course Presenter

amee p shah

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.


Disclosure: Financial disclosure: Dr Shah developed/publishes the CAAI assessment battery mentioned in this presentation. She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.


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