“Helpful Healthcare Pronunciation: “No “Ouch” Flu Shots!,” 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 and Critical Thinking 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 4-12, Special Education & Adult ESL.
The 8 page Healthcare Oral Communication Discussion & Pronunciation/Articulation Improvement Lessons are presented as follows: Page 2 features ( a ) An anxious patient’s mispronounced question about the flu shot ( b ) the physician’s assistant’s pre-shot instructions ( c ) the anxious patient’s mispronounced effort to stall the flu shot ( d ) the physician’s assistant’s disclosure of her professional expertise & plan to pinch the anxious patient’s arm before the flu shot ( e ) the anxious patient’s realization of the PA’s skill & appropriate pronunciation feedback assuring cooperation. It also includes specific instructions of how to pronounce 2 consonant sounds: [ tʃ ] & [ ʃ ].
Page 3 Provides an opportunity for the student to practice pronouncing/articulating & contrasting the target sounds [ tʃ ] & [ ʃ ] 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 & FPA - Functional Pronunciation Assessment © N. L. Flores 2012. Page 5 shows a Consonant Articulation Diagram of when and how to pronounce the two key sounds [ tʃ ] & [ ʃ ] .
Pages 6-8 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 anxious patient says, “Oush, I hate flu chots,” before you even touch his/her arm, you can show your skills by replying, “You won’t say ouch because I’ll pinch you before the shot and you won’t feel a thing!”