accent modification

The Value of IPA in Accent Training

The Value of IPA in Accent Training

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of symbols standardized to represent sounds (or phonemes) of spoken language. It is the perfect alphabet in which every letter represents one phoneme only, and each phoneme has its appropriate symbol.

The four components of your running speech

The four components of your running speech

Speaking may seem as easy as opening your mouth to allow the sounds to come out. However, speech-language pathologists are challenged to return to the four subsystems of speech: respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation.

Pronouncing a Sound You Can’t Hear

Pronouncing a Sound You Can’t Hear

We often work with people who know that they have trouble with certain sounds, but who say they don’t hear the difference between their version and the “correct” version. How can they learn to say what they can’t even hear? We often work with people who know that they have trouble with certain sounds, but who say they don’t hear the difference between their version and the “correct” version. How can they learn to say what they can’t even hear?

Prosody: The Music of Language

Prosody: The Music of Language

Prosody describes the pitch, loudness, and rhythm of speech. It is understood in two components: stress and intonation, and has multiple layers that subtly yet dynamically impact our message’s meanings. To learn more about Prosody, one of our Speech Language Pathologists explains further.