Theory, research evidence, and practical “how-to” techniques of management of accented speech will be presented. Discussion will include segmental and prosodic targets, and global approaches such as use of clear speech. The relationship among intelligibility, ease of understanding, and accentedness, and their relevance to treatment planning, will be examined.
Course created on December 5, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe major theories and evidence regarding accented speech and its management.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the relationship between intelligibility, ease of understanding, and accentedness.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe appropriate diagnostic methods and treatment techniques to address the needs of clients with accented English.
|5-30 Minutes||Accentedness, intelligibility, and ease of understanding and their role in treatment planning|
|30-65 Minutes||Interactive demonstration of therapeutic techniques|
|65-80 Minutes||Acoustic analysis for biofeedback|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Behrman is a faculty member in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at Lehman College/CUNY in the Bronx, NY. Her most recent research publications address accent management outcomes and acoustic analysis of nonnative accented speech. She is particularly interested in the interaction of nonnative accent and dysarthria.
Dr. Neel is a faculty member in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on intelligibility in speakers with dysarthria (including Parkinson disease and muscular dystrophy) and accented English. Recent publications include an article on acoustic analysis for clinicians.
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