Shannon Reaves

Speech Language Pathologist / ESL- Accent Trainer

Shannon Reaves

Speech Language Pathologist / ESL- Accent Traine

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Hi, i'm Shannon Reaves!

Speech Language Pathologist MS-CCC / ESL- Accent Trainer

Profile

Full Name

Shannon Reaves

Born

Nashville,TN ( Music City ) U.S.A

Email

shannon@speechpathconsulting.com

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Education

Speech Language Pathology

Tenessee State University (Graduate Degree) - Graduation May 2012

Shannon completed his Masters Degree in Speech Pathology with a 3.8 GPA, is Board Certified with ASHA ( American Speech Hearing Association ) (NOMS - National Outcomes Measurement System ) and is licensed as an SLP in the state of Georgia and Tennessee.

He is experienced in birth to adult in all aspects of Speech, Expressive/Receptive Language, Development, Voice, Fluency, Cognitive aspects of Language, and Dysphagia ( Swallowing ).

PESL Accent Reduction Certification

Institute of Language and Phonology

The PESL is a method of accent modification techniques and pronunciation improvement for non-native and regional American English speakers. It is a highly-structured, evidence-based approach that allows for the speaker to first understand the sound difference or difficulty and then apply techniques for a more optimal English accent.

Bachelor's of Science

Tennessee Tech University

Shannon graduated from Tennessee Technological University with an Environmental Biology degree and a minor in Chemistry.

Language Background

Speech Articulation/Phonology, Accent and Fluency

Speech Pathology/ESL and Accent Trainer

Shannon is highly skilled in understanding speech sounds of the American language and has the ability to direct his students to discriminate and produce natural speech.

Voice fluency is another important area to target in native second language english speakers. Shannon uses different techniques to target optimal fluency that is either from secondary problems such as stuttering or any other interruption that disrupts the flow of natural speech.

Expressive and Receptive Language

Speech Pathology/ESL and Accent Trainer

Children and adults alike can have difficulties with either expressing themselves or understanding language for various reasons. It is imperative to find some one that can help guide them to organize their language to increase receptive language for the end result of optimal expression.

Shannon is able to evaluate and prepare a basliine of findings in order to direct and present various tasks to organize and sequence communication to increase overall expression.

Shannon works hard to utilize different techniques for his students to better understand and express themeselves for whatever their goals are in business or relationships.

Professional Speaking- Interviews

ESL- Accent- Professional Speaking Instruction

Shannon is trained in understanding optimal speech, language, and fluency. The ability to organize your language will lead to more confidence and better fluency under professional situations.

Preparation and understanding what the interviewer is going to ask and is seeking in a candidate is very important to landing your dream job.

Shannon thoroughly enjoys leading his students to better prepare themselves for entrance interviews in Academics or Careers in order to become more confident in themselves and speaking.

Grammar- Conversational English and Language Development

ESL- Conversation and Grammar

Shannon enjoys working will all ages of second language English learners and uses different techniques to enable better understanding of grammar, syntax, and semantics.

His background of speech and language development, expressive and receptive language disorders, and speech anomalies allows him to have an open minded and varied approach to second language learning compared to conventional approaches.

Different approaches to direct spontaneous language, role play, conversation, and online discriminatory techniques are many of the ways Shannon can create an varied and optimal learning environment for any learner.

Skills

Professional Skills

  • 75% Complete
    Management 75%
  • 90% Complete
    Leadership 90%
  • 85% Complete
    Confidence 85%

Software Skills

  • 85% Complete
    Microsoft 85%
  • 90% Complete
    VOIP Online Platform Systems 90%
  • 40% Complete
    Adobe 40%
  • 60% Complete
    Wordpress 60%

Code Skills

  • 90% Complete
    HTML 90%
  • 60% Complete
    CSS 60%
  • 40% Complete
    PHP 40%

Interests

Food and Travel

While it is quite cliche nowadays to advertise you like to eat various foods and travel; Shannon lives this throughout his daily life.

While mostly based in South East Asia, he spends most of time in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Thai, Chinese, and Japanese dishes are the culinary delights that he dines on for ultimate , savory satisfaction.

Music

While being born and raised from a harmonica playing father, mother that can get around on the piano, and many friends and families in the song writing business; It is quite difficult to be from Nashville, TN and not have a deep love for everything music.

As Shannon never became a musician himself, he does love every aspect of music and listening to the many blues scales that bring him back home to the valleys of Tennessee.

Basketball and Fishing

"You can take the kid out of Tennessee but you can't take Tennessee out of the kid." This expression runs deep with Shannon as when he was a child he would ride around with catfish flopping in his bike basket and fishin pole in hand.

Basketball and fishing were his loves and was where he spent most of his time outside of school on any given day.

Contact

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Address

6004 Foxland Dr, Brentwood - TN - U.S.A

Phone

+16152905791

+660831341131

Thank You!

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