Accent Modification / Reduction
Are you having a hard time being understood? Is your accent affecting your work performance?
Gain more confidence and clarity in Canadian English with the help of speech therapy.
Express Yourself in a Canadian English Accent
Your native accent can become a barrier to communicating successfully, even if you have your English grammar rules right. If you’d like to:
not be asked to repeat what you just said
be easily understood by co-workers
get your message across better in presentations and meetings
be more confident when speaking in front of crowds or groups of people
improve your use of Canadian English in everyday speech
What is Accent Reduction?
Communication skills are not only about your knowledge in a spoken language. Being understood by others is just as significant. When your accent gets in the way of being understood by others, then it becomes necessary to modify it.
There are many situations where someone may need accent reduction, including:
working in a voice-heavy industry like telemarketing
migrating for non-native English speakers
portraying roles in a different accent
How long does it take for an accent to be modified and reduced?
It is important to be clear with your speech therapist or accent teacher on what your goals are. This way, they will know what to look out for and where to focus on your training for faster results.
Canadian Accent vs Other English Accents
These differences in spelling, vocabulary, and intonation patterns are common not only between American English and Canadian English, but also with other English accents around the world.
It takes time to learn these nuances especially if you are a non-native speaker, but with the proper accent training and practice, you’ll connect with people more effectively in Canada.
Speech Therapy for Accent Reduction/Modification
They will also advice with accent reduction tips and exercises you can easily practice in real life as well as introduce conversational training for your natural accent improvement.
Your Speech Therapist will:
assess learned speech patterns that need to be modified
introduce key phrases and terms used in a native language setting
fine-tune your accent sounds to Canadian accent sounds
help evaluate your progress over time
enhance speech and communication skills overall
How Apheleia Speech Therapy Can Help
Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist