Do you struggle with speech intelligibility? Do others often ask you to repeat what you just said? Are you sometimes frustrated when speaking English?
Having an accent can cause difficulties with communication. These may include: people having trouble understanding you, avoiding social situations due to the fear of not being understood, frustration with having to repeat yourself, and having others focus on your accent instead of what you are saying.
Needless to say, the above difficulties may be impacting your profession, education, and/or social life.
The good news is that you can change your accent! Yes, it does take a commitment of time and a little hard work.
As a speech/language pathologist trained in accent modification, I can provide you with an analysis of your speaking patterns and develop a structured and individualized program of accent modification (also known as accent reduction).
I have over 30 years experience as a speech/language pathologist in both education and healthcare settings. My additional certification in accent modification through Compton P-ESL allows me to provide you with a program that has excellent measurable outcomes.