What is an accent?
Accents are a part of our personal identity. It reflects our unique characteristics and background. Some people have regional accents, like a Southern drawl. Others have foreign accents which indicate to us that they were born or raised in a different country.
While an accent can be a source of pride, it can also be a source of frustration. It can affect communication if others have trouble understanding you or ask you to constantly repeat yourself. Sometimes it can impact job performance, self-esteem and even your social life.
Would you like to modify your accent?
Here’s the good news. Accents can be modified. Actors often need to change their accent in preparation for a specific role. Businessmen sometimes hire someone when practicing for a presentation as do lawyers before a major court case.
How can Gr8 Speech help?
Though speaking with an accent is not a speech and language disorder, the person most qualified to guide you through the process is a speech and language pathologist (SLP). An SLP is trained to evaluate your speech pattern, sound pronunciation and the rhythm and intonation of speech before creating an individualized plan.
Please contact us to discuss how a licensed speech and language pathologist can help you achieve your goals.