How Does Accent Modification Work?
Speech Specialists obtains an analysis of the client’s speech to determine the ways in which it varies from Standard American English. We set goals based on the results of our analysis. We teach the client basic sounds and principles of Standard American English and target specific sound modification techniques. We emphasize pronunciation, intonation, stress, rate, and voice projection.
Sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs of the employer or client. As a general rule, individual programs generally include 13 weekly 60 minute sessions. Group (3-5 person) programs generally include 13 weekly 90-120 minute sessions.
Intensive private tutoring is also available.
Instruction can occur at the workplace or at another convenient location.
Materials are provided for the client to practice between sessions.
Free consultation and follow-up services are provided upon completion of the program to address any residual concerns or answer any questions.