Cultural diversity and representation is something to be celebrated. An accent is not a disorder, but support in English Accent Training may be appropriate for those who speak English as an additional language and feel effective communication in English is a barrier for them. The goal of our work will never be to reduce an accent, but to reduce communication barriers and develop more effective communication strategies. The reason for seeking English Accent Training (sometimes referred to as Accent Modification) often varies. Some individuals seek to feel more easily understood, while others want to improve confidence in the workplace or in professional contexts, such as with phone calls or presentations.
As Speech-Language Pathologists, we have deep background knowledge and experience in key areas, such as speech sound production, phrasing, intonation and prosody, rhythm and syllabic stress, phonetics, language development and acquisition, communication anxiety reduction, workplace communication, and confident voice. We'll work together to prioritize the targets that will lead to the most impact, and we'll practice in a way that works with your learning and life style.