For instance, I say "It needs corrected" instead of "It needs to be corrected" or "It needs correcting". Totally non-standard, but perfectly acceptable in certain spoken varieties.
"It needs corrected"? Something tells me that sentence needs correction
Right, your intuition as a native speaker...of another dialect
. This is exactly like, say, a common British English/American English difference such as in hospital
/in the hospital
except that the needs
+ past participle construction is more restricted in its distribution.
(If you're completely ignorant of this construction, then you can find links to articles on it here
. It's found not only in Western Pennsylvania but in a narrow band of settlement to the west stretching at least as far as Iowa and in Scotland, where it is believed to have originated.)