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ADULT SPEECH

Communication skills are essential–let’s build together Speech and Language Therapy helps people develop skills like comprehension, clarity, voice, fluency and sound production through articulation therapy, language intervention activities and more. This type of therapy not only helps with speech impairments in adults caused by injury or illness.. But they can also be used for more elective services such as accent modification.

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Speech and Language Therapy is for any adult who:

Has Aphasia, Dysphagia, Parkinson’s or other concerns, is unable to produce certain words or sounds, has experienced a stroke or other neurological event which caused delays or hearing loss, stutters or clutters, has difficulty comprehending or processing what others are saying, has conditions affecting oral or nasal cavities that block airflow and alter vibrations responsible for sound

Accent Modification

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Speech and Language Therapy

Sometimes, individuals might want to modify their accent for various reasons. Some people feel that their accent makes it difficult to communicate effectively in social, academic, or work settings. Others may ask them to repeat themselves often and might have trouble understanding a person’s speech due to their accent. One possible solution to these issues? Through Speech Therapy, individuals can focus on Accent Modification.
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Individuals who receive Accent Modification therapy include:

Professionals who want to communicate more effectively at work. Those who avoid certain social interactions because of their accent. Non-native English speakers who feel their speech is difficult for others to understand. Actors seeking to learn to speak with a different accent to perform a certain role. People who want to soften a strong accent so it is not as noticeable.
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How do we develop these skills?

Start with an evaluation. Our Speech Therapists will speak to you about your concerns and what you are hoping to change about your accent. Known as articulation therapy, Accent Modification in Speech Therapy involves clients learning a new way to pronounce certain sounds. When working on modifying one’s accent in Speech Therapy, the client might be instructed to practice using a higher or lower pitch while saying certain words or parts of words. This can make their accent sound different. Accent modification can also include working on putting more or less emphasis on certain syllables or words.
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How we develop these skills in adults

Our team of Speech-Language Pathologists takes a holistic and individualized approach to every patient and will complete a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose and treat speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders in adults. Similarly, in every rehabilitative care we provide, our team focuses on achieving personal goals to assist in increasing the overall quality of life.

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