Communication Improvement Workshops Fall 2017

Rehabilitation Medicine's
Communication Improvement Program 
is offering the following workshops in Edmonton in Fall 2017:


Public Speaking Workshop

Intelligibility of Speech / Public Speaking 

This workshop is for professors, students or anyone who is required to do public speaking or interact with people in order to succeed in their professions. Participants will be introduced to the concept of speech rate and clear articulation and how it can vary across situations. The workshop is presented by one or two certified speech-language pathologists.

Dates & Time: September 19th and September 26th 4:30 – 7:30 PM (2 evenings, participants attend both nights)

Space is limited. The cost is $475, and payment is due at the time of registration. Registrations close by Friday August 25th, so if you are interested in attending, please contact our office for payment as soon as possible.

Comparison of Public Speaking workshop to one-on-one speech therapy:
  • The workshop is approximately 6 hours of therapy time. If this therapy was done individually, it would amount to $792 due to our hourly rate of $132. By taking the workshop, you are saving over $300.
  • You will be working in groups, with others working on the same skills so you get the added benefit of practice partners at key times.
  • There is currently a wait time for one-on-one therapy due to our busy fall schedule, however the workshop dates are already booked.

For any of these sessions:
If you have any questions, and to register please contact us at istar@ualberta.ca or 780-492-2619.



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Accent Reduction Workshop

Accent Reduction

with a certified speech-language pathologist


These workshops are designed for participants who have an accent or are English as a second language learners and who wish to increase their intelligibility through reduction of their accent. It is not designed to be a workshop to learn the English language.
General instruction about how to produce the English sounds and how to reduce speech rate for improved intelligibility will be provided.

Dates & Time: October 3rd to November 7th 4:30 – 6:15 PM (6 weeks). 

Space is limited, maximum 3 attendees per workshop. The cost is $715, and payment is due at the time of registration.

Comparison of Accent Reduction workshop to one-on-one speech therapy:
  • The workshop is approximately 10 hours of therapy time, and does not require a separate assessment. Normally an assessment costs $185, and 10 hours therapy is $1320 = total $1505.  Savings of $790 (more than 50%)!
  • The development of skills follows the same general format as during one-on-one speech therapy
  • You will be working in a small group, with others working on the same skills so you get the added benefit of practice partners at key times
  • There is currently a wait time for one-on-one therapy due to our busy fall schedule, however the workshop dates are already booked.
  • The Accent Reduction workshop is currently only offered at 2 specific times per year. Sometimes the dates are not advertised due to registrations being confirmed in advance.

We currently have space in these workshops, but due to the small size of the groups that can change quickly. I encourage you to fill out the attached application and return it to us and arrange for registration as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



For any of these sessions:

If you have any questions, and to register please contact us at istar@ualberta.ca or 780-492-2619.