“Helpful Healthcare Pronunciation:Let’s Get a Cat scan!,” was written by Norma Landa Flores, M.A. Speech Communication & Mainstream American Dialect, for teacherspayteachers.com. The Discussion & Contrasting Sounds Sentences meet Common Core Curriculum standards as they serve as an Oral Communication Lesson, Pronunciation Lesson, provide Healthcare Situations for Discussion of Healthcare Values and Competency-Based Criteria & a Speaking Proficiency Assessment form.This PDF digital download lesson is suitable for students in grades 10-12 & Adult ESL.
The 8 page Healthcare Oral Communication Discussion & Pronunciation/Articulation Improvement Lessons are presented as follows: Page 2 features ( a ) the Radiology Technician/Patient Discussion providing the purpose & procedure to be followed to conduct a Cat scan ( b ) a Physician’s discussion with the patient about sending her home ( c ) The Appendicitis Patient giving the physician feedback about her pain’s location ( d ) the Radiology Technician’s apology for having missed the problem with the first Cat scan. It also includes specific instructions of how to pronounce 2 consonant sounds: [ ʃ ] & [ s ] .
Page 3 Provides an opportunity for the student to practice pronouncing/articulating & contrasting the target sounds [ ʃ ] & [ s ] in five separate sentences as a fluent English speaking listener assesses the ESL speaker’s pronunciation/articulation skills.
Page 4 is the Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing and Contrasting Vowel & Consonant Sounds in Healthcare Dialogues & Sentences, FAA - Functional Articulation Assessment © N. L. Flores 2012.
Page 5 shows a Consonant Articulation Diagram of when and how to pronounce the two key sounds [ ʃ ] & [ s ] . Page 6 illustrates the articulation points where [ ʃ ] & [ s ] are articulated by using the teeth, tongue jaw & air. Pages 7-8 Provide a comparison of the American English Alphabet pronounced aloud compared to the International Phonetic Alphabet sound system spoken aloud plus a key word and its phonetic spelling.
All in all, the next time an ESL Healthcare co-worker asks, “Why can’t see puss hershelf up?” You’ll be prepared to reply,” “She can’t push herself up because she’s in great pain!”