Accent Modification

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Accent Modification & eLuma

eLuma offers unparalleled online speech therapy solutions for Accent Modification. We know that the key to helping these students is to first see and then unlock their incredible potential, but it all starts with their ability to communicate. Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can provide all of the same required services live and online, through a fully-secure, HIPAA-compliant platform, as they can in person — and can do so with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency and flexibility. We love working with these kids and find great satisfaction in seeing them progress and succeed.
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What is an Accent?

An accent, or dialect, is the variance in the way people from different regions or national origins speak the same sound. Accents are not speech or language disorders but are simply natural differences that are part of any spoken language. If an individual wishes to modify his or her accent, a Speech-Language Pathologist can support them in the process.

Why Accent Modification?

Some people seek out accent modification in order to be more easily understood by others. Accent modification may be explored with a Speech-Language Pathologist in situations such as:
  • Individuals learning English as a second language
  • Professionals wishing to improve their communication at work
  • Individuals who wish to change a regional accent
  • Actors learning a new accent for a role
Researchers Derwing and Munro (2009) described three dimensions of an accent that contribute to communicative effectiveness (via https://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Professional-Issues/Accent-Modification/):
 
  • Accentedness: The degree to which an accent is perceived by the listener through the listener’s comparison of the accent to the speech patterns of the listener’s community.
 
  • Comprehensibility: The ease of comprehension of the speaker’s message, based on the time and effort required for the listener to process it.
 
  • Intelligibility: The level to which the listener actually understands the message.

Sources:

  1. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Accent Modification. Available at https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Accent-Modification/.
  2. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Accent Modification (Practice Portal). Available at https://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Professional-Issues/Accent-Modification/.

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