Lynda Katz Wilner, of Successfully Speaking, was interviewed by The Baltimore Business Journal. Check out the publication on December 30, 2016.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker were invited authors for the Perspectives publication on Accent Modification on 12/30/2013. This publication is for the ASHA Special Interest Group 14.  Click to read the article. Perspectives article ASHA 2013

Press Release: Pronunciation Screening Recommended for Medical Interpreters

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker presented “Improving Communication Skills in Healthcare” to the IMIA Trainers Symposium in Raleigh, NC on September 8th, 2013.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker presented a poster session at the ASHA 2012 Convention in Atlanta on November 16th entitled, “Improving Communication Skills of International Medical Professionals Through Conversational Scripts.”

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker presented “Communication Excellence for the Medical Interpreter” at the IMIA Conference on January 18-20, 2013. They also sponsored an exhibit table and their new product, “The Pronunciation Screening Tool (PST)” .

Lynda and Marjorie attended the 2012 TESOL Convention in Philadelphia, PA at the end of March. They exhibited their products, including the new RULES to Go Trainer’s kit and RULES BY THE SOUND online platform which was extremely well-received by visitors to their booth. They also presented, “Online Stories to Address Pronunciation, Stress, Intonation, and Grammar,” and had a poster session at the ESP-IS Academic Session for English for Medical Purposes and participated in a panel discussion on the topic.

Marjorie (Feinstein-Whittaker), Lynda (Katz Wilner) and Lorna Sikorski were featured in the March 13 issue of the ASHA Leader. Click here to read their article, “Growing Niche in Corporate America.”

Medically Speaking Idioms, by Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker, was reviewed in TESOL’s SPLIS Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 1. Click to view article.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein Whittaker’s article on “Do You Speak American English?” was published in the newsletter of TESOL’s Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening Interest Section, As We Speak, 2010 Volume 7, Number 2. Click to view article.

Marjorie and Lynda wrote an article on “Accent Modification – Divergent Paths to Achieve a Common Goal” in the October 4, 2010 issue of Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Click to view article.

Lynda Katz Wilner, along with other colleagues, was interviewed for the July-August 2010 issue ofHealth Progress, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. She discussed her work with physicians and clergy in the
medical field. Click to view article.

RULES BY THE SOUND was reviewed in the April edition of “As We Speak,” the newsletter of TESOL’s Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening Interest Section.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker published an article on “Innovative Techniques for Teaching Stress and Intonation in the Classroom” in As We Speak, the newsletter for TESOL’s Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening Interest Section.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker published an article entitled, “Medically Speaking: Rules for Curriculum Design” in the current TESOL ESP-IS newsletter.

Lynda Katz Wilner was interviewed about her work with communication skills and accent modification training with International Clergy. Click to view article.

Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker and Lynda Katz Wilner presented a one-day workshop for research and clinical faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on August 21, 2009. The workshop focused on Ten Tips for Effective Communication (based on their RULES Program) and components of effective public speaking for healthcare professionals in clinical and research settings.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker published “Accenting the Positive: Simple Tips for Accent Modification” on www.selfgrowth.com. Click here to read the article.

Medically Speaking RULES was reviewed in the March 2009 issue of Essential Teacher. Click to read review.

Medically Speaking RULES was reviewed in the January 19, 2009 edition of Advance for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists. Click to read review.

Lynda Katz Wilner was interviewed by the Las Vegas Sun about voice and regional dialects in politics. Click to view article.

Lynda Katz Wilner was interviewed for the July 25, 2008 edition of the HR Compliance Law Bulletin: Practical and Effective HR Management Advice. Click for the PDF article.

Lynda Katz Wilner was featured in an article, “Straight Talk” in the Baltimore Jewish Times (6/13/08) discussing how she teaches doctors to communicate successfully with their patients.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker published an article entitled, “Keys to Optimal Patient Care” in Advance for Healthcare Careers Annual Resource Guide (2008) and in Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (5/5/08).

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker contributed an article “Accenting the Positive” to the April issue of Language Magazine: The Journal of Communication and Education. View PDF file.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker published an article entitled, “The Communication Component” in Advance for Nurses on Feb 4, 2008.

Lynda Katz Wilner is featured in The Baltimore Sun for her work with foreign-born physicians.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker were regular guest contributors to the India New England Newspaper. Please click on the following links to view some of their recent articles:

Presentations at Conventions

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker had a booth at the IMIA (International Medical Interpreters Association) Conference in Boston on September 30-October 2, 2011.

Marjorie and Lynda presented, “Innovative Techniques to Teach Stress and Intonation,” at the 2011 International TESOL Convention in New Orleans. Click here to see the presentation handouts.

Lynda and Marjorie presented “ Read-Aloud Stories: A Practical Approach to Address Pronunciation, Intonation, Vocabulary, and Grammar ” at the Maryland TESOL Fall Conference at Towson University. Click here to view the handoutsClick here for results of the online survey,“Storytelling in the ESL Classroom.”

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker presented a workshop entitled “Innovative Techniques to Teach Stress and Intonation,” at the Nov. 7th MD TESOL Conference. They also showcased their products including the newly released RULES BY THE SOUND Program. Both the presentation and the materials were extremely well received by TESOL teachers working in the United Stated and abroad. To learn more, please visit www.eslrules.com and view the RULES BY THE SOUND product page.

Lynda Katz Wilner, Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker and Lorna D. Sikorski presented “Conversational Skills: A Critical Component in Corporate & Health Care Communication” at the 2008 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention in Chicago.

Lynda Katz Wilner, MS, Sallie Rixey, MD, MEd, Veronica Deza, MD, and Carolina Young, MD presented “Successfully Speaking: Communication Excellence for International Medical Graduates” at the STFM: Northeast Region Meeting in October 2008.

Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker presented “Using Scripts in Accent Training to Enhance Conversational Fluency” at the 2007 MD TESOL Fall conference and the 2008 New York International TESOL conference in New York.

Lynda Katz Wilner, Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker and Lorna D. Sikorski presented “Designing ‘Culture-Savvy’ Accent Training to Medical Professionals” at the 2006 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in Miami.

Lynda Katz Wilner, Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker and Lorna D. Sikorski presented “Integrating Culture, Language, and Accent Training in the Medical Community” at the 2005 American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in San Diego.

 



Accent Modification Online Course

Lynda Katz Wilner, certified Speech and Language Pathologist, is offering online, individual and group accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language. 

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