speech, LANGUAGE, & behavioral solutions
Located in ann Arbor, MI
Accent Modification Training
At SLBS - we provide personalized services for non-native English speakers to enhance communication skills in your personal and/or professional life. Communication barriers can keep you from reaching your goals. We will work with you to help you reach your goals through clear and effective communication!
We provide face-to-face training sessions in and around Ann Arbor, MI.
Online Video Sessions
We conduct sessions online via video conferencing for those located anywhere in Michigan!
We offer daytime or evening appointments to fit into your busy schedule!
Why do people seek Accent Modification Training?
Have to repeat yourself frequently?
Feel like more attention is being paid to your accent than your message?
Difficulty being understood?
Self-conscious speaking in front of groups at work or at social events?
Feel frustrated or undervalued - like your ideas aren’t being considered or taken seriously?
Pronunciation & Intelligibility
This may include targeting sounds (i.e. consonants, blends, vowels, diphthongs) not contained in your native language and understanding the intricacies of sound combinations and phonological rules in the English language.
Grammar & Vocabulary
This could include topics such as verb tenses, pronouns, sentence formulation with correct word order, understanding multiple meaning words (homophones), and enhancing your vocabulary (prepositions, adjectives, synonyms, etc)
Prosody & Phrasing
This includes understanding and use of stress, intonation, pitch, timing, rhythm and loudness as it relates to speech production and language components.