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CONTACT

Satellite office:  

1600 Kerns Rd., Burlington, ON, L7P 3G9

Main office:  
214 Martindale Rd., Unit 203, St. Catharines, ON L2S 0B2

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If you have questions or concerns about your voice, speech, or communication, please contact me to arrange an assessment or phone consultation.

 

I look forward to speaking with you!

EMAIL:      natalia@voiceboxoffice.com

PHONE:    (905) 220-8377

FAX:          (888) 349-0448

SPEECH-LANGUAGE

PATHOLOGY

SERVICES

ACCENT MODIFICATION

A person's accent depends on many variables. Accents are typically grouped in the following way:

Regional Accents:

For example, people who are from Toronto often sound different than people who are from  Newfoundland.

 

Foreign Accents:

For example, someone who grew up speaking English will sound different than someone who  spoke Chinese as their first language and learned English as an adult.

 

Accents are a natural part of spoken languages and reflect the unique characteristics and background of a person. Accents are not a speech or language disorder. Some people may nonetheless have difficulty communicating because of their accent, which may have negative effects on job performance, educational advancement, and everyday life activities. For this reason, some people may want to modify or change their accent.

A thorough assessment will allow me to evaluate your individual speech pattern including sound pronunciation (consonants and vowels), as well as stress, rhythm, and intonation of speech. A set of goals based on your individual needs will then be developed. 

 

With lots of hard work, practice, and guidance, you can learn how to change your speech pronunciation.