How can a speech-language pathologist help you?

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A speech-language pathologist is a professional in treating speech, communication, and language disorders. Therefore, if you struggle with a speech disorder (e.g. lisps) or are hoping to improve your communication (e.g. accent modification), our experts at Speak Fluent can help! In addition, you can learn more about the qualifications of a speech-language pathologist from our blog post here. Speech-language pathologist … Read More

Speech-Language Pathology in Ontario

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Speech-language pathology is highly organized and moderated in Ontario. Therefore, many associations and organizations in Ontario provide information for clients like you on insurance requirements and what to expect. How to be a speech-language pathologist in Ontario Speech-language pathologists are professionals at treating communication, speech, and language disorders. For example, their job description includes: Accent modification (historically known as accent … Read More

How can you stop accent discrimination?

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Accent discrimination is a big problem in the workplace because accents still have a negative reputation in society. In extreme cases, people are discriminated against because of the way they speak. How does accent discrimination start According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an accent is “a way of speaking typical of a particular group of people and especially of the natives … Read More

Speech Therapy Helps Transgender Voices

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Transgender Voices Transgender members dress in a way that reflects how they feel on the inside, so how do they speak in a way that also reflects how they feel on the inside. Kera News’ article, compares Disney’s popular The Little Mermaid movie to transgender members finding their voice. “I always identified with her because Ariel’s a mermaid who wants … Read More

Accent Reduction Strategies for Employees

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Accent discrimination is a big issue in the professional world. Thus, employees can use accent reduction strategies to ensure higher employability. Importance of Accent Reduction Strategies English is one of the world’s most spoken languages. Therefore, there are over 360 million English speakers around the globe. There are 160 different English accents and dialects. The University of Houston researched the … Read More

Accent reduction strategies for employers

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Accent discrimination is a big issue in the professional world. Thus, employers can use accent reduction strategies to ensure that non-native speakers get a fair chance in the hiring process. Why are accent reduction strategies important? English is one of the world’s most spoken languages. With over 360 million English speakers around the globe, there are 160 different English accents … Read More

How France is banning Accent Discrimination

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The effect of Accent Discrimination Accent discrimination is a big issue for non-native speakers. Moreover, preconceived notions about people with accents negatively affect career prospects. Accent discrimination in France In France, there are numerous regional dialects. However, if you want to succeed, you must speak a standard Paris bourgeois. According to a BBC article, about 30 million French citizens speak … Read More

Accents: The General American Accent

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The effects of an accent An article written by the Washington Post outlines the effects of accents. They explain that many people believe that they need to lose their accent to get ahead. In a SOAR study, US immigrants have higher unemployment rates, and people with accents are seen as less trustworthy. Many case studies showcase that most of those … Read More

How SLPs are helping during COVID-19

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The affects of Covid-19 on Patients Many of us know how dangerous Covid-19 is, but do we really know the after-effects of the virus. After weeks of using a ventilator, many patients report problems speaking, swallowing, eating, and drinking because patients have relied on feeding or breathing tube for so long while in the treatment process. How are SLPs helping … Read More

Debunking Accent Myths

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Accent Myths: The common misconceptions about accent modification We’ve all heard of what an accent is and their associated accent myths as well. However, speaking with an accent still has a negative connotation in the workplace and society. Practices to correct and improve accents like accent modification are also commonly misunderstood. Keep reading to see if you still believe these … Read More