Targeted phonological instruction (i.e., “accent modification”) provided by SLPs may help non-native speaking adults communicate more effectively in their new language, but can also prompt ethical concerns. The nature of accents, their connection to linguistic discrimination, and best practices for ethical provision of elective accent modification services are discussed in this course.
Course created on March 16, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the nature of non-native accents and their connection to linguistic discrimination.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 2-3 potential concerns regarding accent modification.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe best practices for the ethical provision of accent modification services.
|5-25 Minutes||Overview of accents and accent modification|
|25-40 Minutes||Ethical concerns regarding accent modification|
|40-80 Minutes||Best practices for providing ethical acent modification|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Robert (Bob) McKinney, MA, CCC-SLP is the author of “Here’s How to Do Accent Modification” published by Plural Publishing in 2019. He holds MAs in Communicative Disorders, International Relations, and Education. Bob speaks six languages and has worked with clients from over eighty countries. He currently works with predominantly bilingual students as the lead SLP at the Sweetwater Union High School District. At San Diego State University, he teaches phonetics and supervises graduate students in the Accent and Communication Training Program. He has served as the president of the Corporate Speech Pathology Network (CORSPAN) and on the board of directors of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA).
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