Accent Modification

Reducing Your Accent         

Accents can sometimes make it hard for you to communicate effectively with people within work, school or social contexts. People may not understand your accent. You may get frustrated because you do ot know how to make yourself better understood, and your accent may be holding you back from getting a promotion, or making friends,

You may feel that if you had a different accent, you would be able to talk to people more easily. You may decide that you want to change your accent, a little bit or a lot.

With practice and commitment you can learn how to improve your English pronunciation. Changing your accent is also known as accent modification. It can be hard to change your accent on your own. A speech-language pathologist (SLP), or speech therapist can help you:

  • Improve your accent if you are learning English as a second language
  • Change your regional accent
  • Communicate better at work
  • Improve your speaking confidence

To help you with your accent, the SLP needs to complete an initial assessment to understand

  • How you produce different sounds
  • Your strengths and weaknesses with related language skills such as sound discrimination and verbal memory
  • What is getting in the way the most in regards to everyday communication

Treatment Goals are then targeted for:

  • Sound remediation
  • Appropriate rate, stress, and rhythm
  • Social communication coaching
  • Any other related skills as deemed necessary through the assessment

Treatment may consist of:

  •  1:1 sessions in our Avon or Cromwell office
  •  1:1 sessions at your place of employment
  •  Group lessons at your place of employment
  •  King’s Speech practice nights periodically at our center in Avon, CT

Call 860-217-0098 to arrange accent modification

at your office or ours!