If English is not your first language and you have difficulty being understood, Metropolitan Accent Reduction Services (MetroARS) recommends that you consider their accent reduction services.
Unlike some providers of accent reduction services, clients of MetroARS work with certified speech-language pathologists who are able to address other issues as well, including articulation, grammar, voice disorders and help with public speaking.
"Our speech language pathologists come from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, so they are sensitive to the experiences and needs of our clients," said Lori M. Shaffer, a speech language pathologist and Owner of the Dearborn Speech & Sensory Center, Inc. (parent company to MetroARS).
Depending on each individual's command of English and evaluation results, clients are enrolled in a seven week or 13 week program. Each program consists of a 1.5 hour session each week. Clients who attend each session without interruption and who practice daily can expect to experience at least a 50 percent improvement in their English pronunciation.
Sessions are conducted one-on-one or in small groups of three to five people. According to Shaffer, clients come from all walks of life, including professors to business professionals to homemakers to college students. “Now our online ability is perfect so you can receive Accent Reduction services and never leave the comfort of your home or office.”
Metropolitan Accent Reduction Services Therapists’ have been specially trained and certified in the Compton P-ESL program developed by Arthur J. Compton, Ph.D., of the Institute of Language and Phonology.
“Our services not only reduce a client's accent, they can help build confidence, reduce frustration and create new opportunities,” added Shaffer.
For more information about accent reduction services available through MetroARS or to schedule an evaluation, call 313.278.4601 or visit www.MetroEHS.com.
About Metropolitan Education & Healthcare Services
Dearborn Speech and Sensory Center, Inc. owns and operates multiple divisions under the umbrella company of Metropolitan Education & Healthcare Services. Metro EHS provides services to children and adults in the areas of speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychological needs. The Organization’s professionals have many years of combined experience in hospitals, schools and private practices, excelling in their areas of expertise. The Dearborn Speech and Sensory Center, Inc. has over 20 years of service, being dedicated to serving the needs of all of SE Michigan area. Services are provided by therapists at one of our Centers, or on a contractual basis or via our online tele therapy platform. For more information, call 313.278.4601 or visit www.MetroEHS.com.