SIG 14 Perspectives Vol. 20, No. 3, December 2013
This issue of Perspectives provided information on how clinicians can improve accent modification treatment, and how brain research applies to accent modification. The following topics were covered: (a) pronunciation training needs for Chinese and Korean interpreters, (b) motor skill learning when considering accent modification, (c) accent modification for healthcare workers in the United States, and (d) differential approaches for consonants and vowels in accent modification services.
You will be able to:
- discuss therapy strategies to be incorporated into pronunciation training of Korean and Chinese International Studies students
- describe several applications of recent brain research to the practice of accent modification
- explain cultural changes in the medical environment and determine essential components of a comprehensive communication skills training program
- describe benefits of differential approaches for consonants and vowels in accent modification services for non-native English speakers
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