Experienced speech-language pathologist, Elizabeth Burns, has launched a new concept in foreign accent management coaching. Accent management, sometimes known as accent modification or accent reduction, is an elective service sought by non-native English speakers who want to improve their ability to be understood at work and in their communities. Burns and her team understand that clients want colleagues or customers to hear what they have to say without being distracted by how they talk.
Burns has assembled a winning combination of proven techniques with the most effective team to help clients achieve desired results. She is a trained and approved administrator of the “Comprehensive Assessment of Accentedness and Intelligibility (CAAI),” the only approach that is based on the latest research to help clients achieve measurable results. Burns and her coaches are all trained help clients improve not just sounds, but all parts of their communication.
Burns has developed an innovative approach to coaching. Rather than approaching accent management as a therapist who has clients visit her office, Burns is focusing on client needs: better coaching provided in the most convenient location – the client’s own home or office via web conferencing and screen sharing. Clients can then replay recorded coaching sessions as they practice between appointments. The best part about her company is that clients can be anywhere in the world as long as they have reliable internet access. Clients can go directly to speechmod.com, choose and prepay for evaluation or coaching packages, and book appointment times that fit their schedules.
Personalized, meaningful, accessible accent management for professionals learning English is attainable – and convenient.