Speech Sounds Visualized

English Pronunciation Training created by a Speech Language Pathologist

Clear communication is the key to success - let us show you how!  

An accent is something to be proud of, as this can be an important representation of who you are, and where you come from. However, if you feel that your accent impedes your interpersonal communication, then allow us to help you find balance between maintaining your accent while being better understood by others. The Speech Sounds Visualized app uses revolutionary, never before seen imagery which will help you understand how the English speech sounds are formed.  Other products use computer-generated imagery to demonstrate the English speech sounds. Our app is the only one that uses x-ray technology to improve your understanding. This, combined with written instruction from a highly trained Speech Language Pathologist, provides you with an extraordinary tool for learning.

Speech Language Pathologists know that to address pronunciation issues, we must first master the sound in isolation.  That is the primary emphasis for this app, in part because there is a need for this amongst current programs addressing pronunciation. Once all of the sounds are mastered at the isolation level, practice may begin at the word level. Eventually, you will feel confident enough to practice these sounds in sentences and within conversation.  




Key Features:

  • Revolutionary x-ray imagery helps users understand how sounds are produced at the most basic level.
  • Recording feature allows users to record their own sounds to compare to the instructional sounds.
  • Combination of visual, auditory, and written instructions cater to a variety of learning preferences.
  • Users are able to practice sounds in the context of words.




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This innovative imagery was made possible through cooperation between Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning and Innovation and GemIIni Educational Systems. The radiographic imagery was approved through an Institutional Review Board, and in conjunction with a Radiation Health Physicist.


For more information, please email SSV@Pullmanregional.org.

Three-Prong Approach

The app uses a unique combination of x-ray images, audio recordings, and written instructions to guide the user to recreate the correct sound.

It's a Girl!



Delivered by: Dr. Trinh and Izzie,RN


Rubikah and Vimonish

Date and Time

Dec 2, 2017 4:37 PM

Weight and Length

6 pounds 12 ounces 19 1/2 inches

Mindful Self Compassion Training Series

Self compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone.


The Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation is offering an 8-week class about Mindfulness-Based Self Compassion from Rebecca Bohn, MA, MSC. Enrollment in this class includes 24 hours of instruction, experiential exercises, a workbook, meditation instruction, home practices, retreat, and other practice tools.


  • Dates: This 8-week class runs from March 8th - April 26th, 2018.
  • Time: Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Pullman Regional Hospital Conference Rooms C/D
  • Fee: $325 - Sliding scale and scholarships available. Individual insurance plans may reimburse for the course.

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Rebecca Bohn, MA, MSC.

(509) 999-4454



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Our Staff
Rebecca Bohn, MA,MSC.
(509) 999-4454

Brain Fitness Class

Improve brain health and reduce the risk of dementia.


Washington State University and Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation have partnered to offer group brain health interventions for middle-aged and older adults. The group offers education, training, and problem-solving to improve engagement in preventative health behaviors that will improve cognitive function. Participants will be assigned one of two intervention conditions or a wait-list condition. 


Eligible individuals age 40 years and older must:

  • Be willing to participate in a seven-week group intervention
  • Be able to participate in cognitive testing
  • Speak English fluently


Exclusion criteria:

  • We will screen for eligibility


The goal of this study is to establish the efficacy of a brain health intervention to minimize cognitive decline and improve everyday functioning and quality of life for healthy older adults. Participants can receive up to $300 honorarium and a report about their cognitive performances. 


Study Details:
  • This seven-week program will begin on February 23rd, 2018.
  • Participants may choose between Friday afternoons 12:30 - 2:30 pm, evenings 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm or Saturday mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.
  • Classes will be held in Pullman Regional Hospital Conference Rooms C/D
  • Participants will benefit by gaining knowledge of healthy lifestyle factors to reduce risk of dementia and strategies and techniques we hope will help improve cognitive functioning and quality of life.

For more information, please contact:

Cognitive Aging and Dementia Laboratory

(509) 335-4033

This project has been reviewed and  approved by the Washington State University Review Board for human subject participation.


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EveryBODY Healthy

A partnership with the Palouse Discovery Science Center.


Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation has partnered with Palouse Discovery Science Center to create an exhibit focused on health and wellness education.

  • Educate - Teach children, preteens, and families about health and wellness.
  • Promote - Encourage student engagement in health and life sciences careers with a focus on STEM.
  • Learn -  Familizarize youth with medical environments, terminology, and instrumentation.




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Our Staff
Becky Highfill
Director of the Center for Learning & Innovation

509.332.2033 Becky.Highfill@pullmanregional.org

Noel Nicolai, PhD.
Healthier Communities Coordinator

509.336.7404 Noel.Nicolai@pullmanregional.org

Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation EveryBODY Healthy Exhibit opens Jnauary 20, 2018

It's a Girl!

MaKenna Lynne


Delivered by: Dr. Hall & Nicoline,Rn


Andi & Scott

Date and Time

Dec 3, 2017 3:34 AM

Weight and Length

9lbs. 22in.

It's a Boy!



Delivered by: Dr. Trinh & Dianna,RN


Crystal & Shaine

Date and Time

Nov 30, 2017 3:41 PM

Weight and Length

6lbs. 11oz. 18in.

Surgical Concierge Services

Worry-free Surgery

We know having surgery can be an anxious time. There are lots of details to arrange, such as finding a hotel room in Pullman or a place to keep your pets overnight. We can help. Concierge Services is here to answer your questions and provide resources to help you manage your stay at Pullman Regional Hospital. If you are planning for surgery, please call us at (509) 336-7466.


Benfits include:

  • Discounted "Pullman Regional Hospital Surgical Patient" rate with participating hotels in Pullman*
  • Discounted "Pullman Regional Hospital Surgical Patient" rate at Tail Waggin' Adventures pet care in Pullman
  • Circles of Caring Adult Day Health for a disabled, dependent adult who needs care while you are in the hospital
  • Financial counseling that can tell you what insurance will cover and your out-of-pocket cost
  • Free Red Sage Bucks for meals at Pullman Regional Hospital's Red Sage Cafe
  • 10% off of $10 or more purchase at Diane's Gift Garden in the hospital**



Carol Carney with Concierge Services

Give her a call at (509) 336-7466


*Participating hotels are Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard by Marriott, and Residence Inn in Pullman. Blackout periods apply.

**Some exclusions apply at Diane's Gift Garden.

It's a Girl!

Nina Leite


Delivered by: Dr. Jones and Bonnie,RN


Cynthia and Paulo

Date and Time

Dec 4, 2017 5:24 AM

Weight and Length

6 pounds 19 inches

It's a Boy!

Ethan Belmont


Delivered by: Dr. Trinh and Bonnie,RN


Leslie and Zachary

Date and Time

Dec 2, 2017 8:39 PM

Weight and Length

7 pounds,8 ounces 19.5 inches