Your first session will involve a thorough assessment of your individual speech patterns. The speech pathologist will listen to your speech while you are talking and reading given words, sentences and paragraphs. The following aspects of your speech will be analysed:
• your sound pronunciation (consonants and vowels)
• your stress, rhythm, and intonation of speech
Based on the results, the speech pathologist will determine what can be done to modify your accent and improve the overall clarity of your speech. Individual goals will be developed, and consequent sessions will provide you with training and feedback to help you achieve your speech goals. Between sessions, you will be given tasks to practice at home. Home practice will enable therapy to be more effective and efficient and will increase your rate of improvement.