Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Tuesday February 6th, 2018 9:00AM — 3:30PM

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Review

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.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor


  • PaTTAN - Harrisburg

Event Type

  • Inservices/workshops

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (5 hours)

Registration Contact

Melissa Howell, 717-901-2101,

Content Contact

Elizabeth Christopher,, 800-360-7282 x3409

Topics Covered

Speech and Language


  • PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Additional Information

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.