September 16, 2016

Pronouncing people's names correctly

Your name is so important to your identity. Recently an ASHA online forum discussed the an article titled: "The Lasting Impact of Mispronouncing Students’ Names"
My students and I have been committed to pronouncing people's names correctly for a long time. For example, in most of my books, the chapter authors' names are provided in phonetics (transcribed by the authors themselves). Some people find my name difficult to pronounce -- "Sharon McCloud" may make it easier!
Here are some useful resources found by my PhD student Helen Blake: