Individual or group sessions may be arranged. Group members may come from varying language backgrounds and groups of three or more will be offered a reduced rate.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist, Lori has carried out accent reduction work since 1991 for clients from a wide variety of linguistic, cultural and business backgrounds. She has trained with LDS Associates and Compton P-ESL , in addition to working in theatre to modify dialect. Following a typical course, training may be anticipated to reduce accent by at least 40 - 60 % in spontaneous speech with a greater effect noticed in rehearsed presentations or frequently used conversational exchanges.
Speaking English with a foreign accent can, at times, result in communication breakdown which may bring frustration or embarrassment despite good mastery of the English language. Accent reduction or modification work provides a guided approach to modifying either a foreign accentor regional dialect in order to be better understood. Accent reduction will assist you in feeling confident in your communication abilities.