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ERIC Number: EJ980511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Policies and Practices regarding Students with Accents in Speech-Language Pathology Training Programs
Levy, Erika S.; Crowley, Catherine J.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v34 n1 p59-68 Nov 2012
Speech-language pathology (SLP) training programs are the initial gateway for nonnative speakers of English to join the SLP profession. An anonymous web-based survey in New York State examined policies and practices implemented when SLP students have foreign accents in English or in other languages. Responses were elicited from 530 students and 28 clinic and program directors. Few policies delineated criteria for determining how native like or intelligible students' speech needed to be for them to work effectively or for determining when accent modification was required. Students with foreign accents in English were asked more often to undergo accent modification than were students with foreign accents in Spanish or other languages. Strategies for practices regarding SLP students with accents are proposed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York