A post from Christine Wilson MS CCC-SLP:
Accents are a beautiful thing. It makes people unique and mysterious. I love listening to someone with a foreign accent—as long as I can understand them!
We have all been in a situation before when we were talking to someone who had a strong accent. Sometimes, that accent made it difficult to understand what the other person was saying. If it was a social setting, it was a huge disaster. Imagine if it had been at work.
If you have been speaking to someone lately and they had difficulty understanding you, you may have a strong accent. This strong accent can interfere with your ability to hold meetings at work, give a sales pitch, or work effectively at a call center.
What is accent modification therapy?
Accent modification therapy begins with an assessment of your speech and articulation. The first step is to identify which sounds you say incorrectly for English. Next, a treatment program is established with your specific goals in mind. The program usually takes 12-13 weeks with 2 visits per week at 30 minutes a session.
Does insurance cover the cost?
Unfortunately insurance never covers this cost. Accent Reduction is like plastic surgery, it is elective. It is not medically necessary. If you are electing to take accent modification therapy, it is private pay.
If you or a loved one are in need of accent modification contact Christine Wilson today! She is currently accepting new clients. Spots fill up fast, so don’t wait!