Frequently Asked Questions
Employers will usually pay for accent modification and speech problems for their executives, CEOs, high level personnel and people they highly value. Some companies have personal development programs that all employees can take advantage of that include accent reduction training. Ask your employer or HR specialist about reimbursement and accent training availability. If your company does not offer this, let me know and I will contact your employer and do my best to encourage them to make this available to their employees. If they are unable to finance the program, I keep the cost low and offer an easy three payment plan.
Exercises are also provided for home practice after each session. When you talk to someone on the phone, when you greet someone on the street/in the store, greet someone in a meeting, you can practice. You will need to practice 30-45 minutes a day.
Your therapist will show you activities to target sounds in a very clear way. We use a multi-sensory approach to help you see/hear/feel how the sounds should be made. The more effort you put in, the more you’ll get out of it.
You will need a ZOOM account to participate on these online sessions.
A Standard American English accent. The Speech Therapist lives on the West Coast.
We can practice a variety of accents. The client can bring his or her scripts to practice.
Jennifer Jourdain, M.S., CCC-SLP #9005