International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Review

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Session Dates

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a notation system for the sounds of oral language. The correct use of the IPA system is required in assessing students with speech sound disorders with formalized assessment tools. The system also involves the transfer of sound descriptions between providers and use in the analysis of the student’s sound system. We will also discuss the phonemes in the American English Standard and Spanish dialects. This course is intended to be a refresher only.



At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 4 uses of IPA in daily practice in assessment and intervention.
  • Complete 5 IPA transcriptions with one error or less.
  • Complete a PVM chart in International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Label example words for the Vowel Quadrilateral.

Target Audience

SLPs and teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Topics Covered: Speech & Language

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Melissa Howell


Elizabeth Christopher

Additional Info

Participants must have taken an undergraduate or graduate level course in IPA prior to this session. The content of this course is intended to be a refresher only.