Offering diagnosis and treatment of communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders
Published: Aug. 8, 2008
Updated: Nov. 3, 2011
The goal of accent modification is to help individuals with mild or strong accents, native speakers with regional dialects, or those in need of general speech improvement to develop clear pronunciation of English.
As opposed to English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, which target building English vocabulary and grammar, this program targets accent modification, focusing on articulation and intonation (the sounds and rhythm of speech).
Both individual and small group programs are available. Each program includes an initial evaluation, instruction by a licensed speech-language pathologist, all training materials, and weekly home assignments.
Either individual or group sessions are available to meet your specific needs as described below:
Expectations for success: At least one hour of practice daily to maximize results.
Communication modules focus:
You can benefit from completing an accent modification program if your accent impacts your ability to:
Former clients include teachers, medical residents, clergy, and business professionals who needed to maximize communication with students, patients, colleagues, and friends.
The benefits of completing an accent modification program include improved:
To enroll in individual or small group programs, contact Duke Speech Pathology and Audiology at 919-684-6271, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.