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Lorna D. Sikorski, M.A., CCC is a speech pathologist whose practice has emphasized adult second language learners for the past fifteen years. In addition to running LDS & Associates publishing, Ms. Sikorski has conducted professional training seminars on accent throughout the US and Canada since 1984. She is also an active trainer for accented adults in a variety of settings, lending practical insights to the marketing segments of her workshops. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in phonology. She has written or co-authored numerous publications and has designed customized applications of her materials for several overseas contracts.
Includes spiral-bound workbook.
63 sound-loaded stories, field-tested with residents, physicians, and nurses in various healthcare settings
Innovative, comprehensive, “cutting-edge” approach to accent modification. Take communication training to the next level. Find it in the LDS Web Store!
Contains workbook and one audio cd
This program includes the 101 idioms from the Medically Speaking CD Series, plus almost 200 additional idioms and expressions to address the challenging language and pronunciation issues of American figurative language utilized in today’s healthcare settings.
An innovative, comprehensive, cutting-edge approach to accent modification designed for intermediate to advanced students in the healthcare professions. Find it in the LDS Web Store!
Assess medical professionals’ pronunciation and intonation patterns before and after training. This assessment tool is a companion piece to Medically Speaking: Accent Modification for the Medical Profession. Find it in the LDS Web Store!
If the medical community is your focus, this is a welcome tool! Everything about this program tailors to these professionals: themes, vocabulary, idiomatic speech – even the length of the program!
Nancy Hiser, M.A., CCC-SP, is the founder of English Talk Shop (formerly, American SpeechSounds.) We have distributed the interactive Personal and Professional editions of American Speechsounds since 1995. Since then, we added American Speechsounds for Healthcare and her software vowel pronunciation game for adults: Is ERnie an attORney? Continually improving with our fast-moving tech world, English Talk Shop’s products are now downloadable in 2012!
Nancy followed her BA in English at UC Berkeley with a Master’s in Speech Pathology from CSU Fullerton. Her rich and varied background includes a career as an acute care speech pathologist as well a teaching at the high school and college level. Nancy began her authoring career as the logical outgrowth of her 20-years of experience in accent improvement: thousands of individuals from more than 45 countries in Southern California! Since 2008, EnglishTalk Shop is now located in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
Find Nancy in our OTC Webinar Speakers Bureau!
Check out her courses:
Projecting Your Voice: Techniques for Your Accented Clients
Designing Email Effectiveness Training
See a brief overview of her product line.
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