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EBP in Accent Modification: Understanding client needs and values

Course: #5254 Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 42 Reviews

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of determining clients’ values and needs within the premise of evidence-based practice.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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


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