“Helpful Healthcare Pronunciation: Small Bowel Obstruction ?,” 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 10-12 & Adult ESL.
The 8 page Healthcare Oral Communication Discussion & Pronunciation/Articulation Improvement Lessons are presented as follows: Page 2 features ( a ) The recovering patient’s description of her post-operative discomfort ( b ) the Nurse’s explanation of the Doctor’s post-surgery instructions ( c ) the attending surgeon’s confusing comments about having to go pack/back in for the depris/debris ( d ) The patient pleading to avoid another banged up foot and another painful operation ( e ) the attending surgeon’s more appropriate response articulating tube and debris to avoid surgery. It also includes specific instructions of how to pronounce 2 consonant sounds: [ b ] & [ p ] .
Page 3 Provides an opportunity for the student to practice pronouncing/articulating & contrasting the target sounds [ b ] & [ p ] 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 articulate the two key sounds [ b ] & [ p ] . Page 6 illustrates the articulation points where [ b ] & [ p ] are produced by using the Lip, and Teeth Mouth Areas.
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 says, “A powell opstruction is causing your bane. I’ll have to go pack in!” You can quickly respond, “No surgery for my bowel obstruction. Don’t go back in. I can’t stand the pain!”