Accent modification and communication training through the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic is an elective service. Individuals interested in accent modification services may be non-native English speakers or native American English speakers who speak with a regional dialect. Prospective clients are those who elect to change or modify their communication patterns in order to better formulate messages when speaking, and to be understood by conversational partners. Interested individuals who elect to seek services may also have a goal of becoming more effective communicators for academic, social and workplace purposes (e.g., facilitating meetings, public speaking, interacting with teams). Through collaboration with the client, we co-develop specific goals and training plans.
The UW Speech and Hearing Clinic provides these comprehensive services through individual and group sessions.
For more information visit the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) website.