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Standard American Accent Training

Now Accepting New Clients

*Obtaining accent training provides you with
invaluable skills that may significantly increase
your quality of life, both in your everyday
interactions, as well as professionally.


About Us

Shayla Randall, MSP, CCC-SLP
Shayla is the owner and speech-language pathologist of Accent Speech : Speech Therapy Services. She is licensed in California and North Carolina to practice as a speech-language pathologist, and has her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Shayla has been practicing for 12 years. Throughout her postgraduate and professional careers she has resided & delivered speech-language services in: Brooklyn, NY, East Lansing, MI, the West Chicago suburbs (Bellwood, IL), Pinehurst, NC, Raleigh/Durham, NC and Los Angeles, CA. She has experience working in a variety of settings including the natural home environment, preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools. She has also provided services in private practices, skilled nursing facilities and hospital settings. She is versatile, ethical, and strives to treat each client based on their unique strengths and areas of need.


-American Speech-Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) Member
-Certified Compton (P-ESL) Pronouncing English as a Second Language Instructor
-North Carolina Speech- Language Pathology License # 9030
-California Speech-Language Pathology License # 24348

Pricing + Services

*Accent Speech: Speech Therapy Services is a private pay practice and is not in network with private insurance.

Pricing

CONSULTATION


FREE — A free 20 minute consultation by phone to learn more about how Accent Speech Services: Speech Therapy Services can help meet your child’s needs.


TARGETED AND COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATIONS


From $300* — A good treatment plan starts with a thorough evaluation. An evaluation is completed to determine your child's strengths and needs and includes the use of formal and informal assessment measures, observations and parent/caregiver input. You will receive a written evaluation report with  results and recommendations.


INDIVIDUALIZED THERAPY


From $120/hour*— Based on evaluation results, we work closely with parents and caregivers to develop the most effective therapy plan to support your child’s personalized speech, language, and/or social goals.


*Contact us to learn more about specific service rates. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Services

SPEECH AND SOUND DEVELOPMENT


Is your child difficult to understand when compared to their peers? Do strangers or unfamiliar listeners have a hard time understanding them? Difficulty with being understood can be very frustrating for the speaker and listener. We treat speech sound disorders in children & young adults who present with articulation errors of a few sounds and children who present with phonological pattern errors.


LANGUAGE AND LITERACY


Strong language and literacy skills are important indicators of school readiness and success. Difficulties in literacy, as well as in understanding and using language to communicate, can make it challenging for children & young adults to participate in classroom lessons and discussions, form peer relationships and be confident communicators. Our experience includes working with children with: learning disabilities, language delays and disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Delays.


HOMESCHOOL


Recognizing difficulties in speech and language skills can be challenging in the homeschool environment. If your child mispronounces a few sounds or has language skills not quite as strong as their siblings or peers, we offer speech & language screenings to determine the support your child may need. We can also provide comprehensive evaluations and therapy services, as well as referrals to other service providers within the community.


*All services are provided in the home and or natural environment

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW CAN SPEECH THERAPY HELP MY CHILD?

This truly depends on your child and their own unique needs. If you have specific concerns, speak with your pediatrician and get in touch with us for a free 20 minute consultation to discuss how we can support you. 


WHY DO YOU NOT TAKE PRIVATE INSURANCE?

Accent Speech: Speech Therapy Services believes in the value of relationship based therapy. Many times for insurance to pay  for services, there is a limit to the type of care provided. Such limitations include: types of diagnoses and duration of treatment (frequency of sessions/year).  When paying privately, treatment is individualized to best fit the needs of your child, instead of being directed by insurance companies.


WHY IS THE ATTENDANCE POLICY SO STRICT?

The goal of therapy is to provide positive outcomes for your child and to help your child become a successful communicator. Frequently missed sessions result in the lack of progress for your child. Also, Policies and Procedures are necessary due to the therapist's time spent planning and preparing for your child's therapy session, and the inability to service another client during that appointment time when you do not attend.

 

DO YOU OFFER SUMMER SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES?

Yes! Provided that you have a current IEP, Accent Speech Services: Speech Therapy Services provides summer speech therapy for children who did not qualify for Extended School Year or need extra support during the summer months. Contact us today as summer spots fill up quickly!


WHAT IS PLAY BASED THERAPY?

Children learn through play. Play based therapy allows children to engage in meaningful communication skills in an age appropriate manner in order to target speech and/or language goals.  Check out this handout to learn more! 


WHAT IS TELE-THERAPY?


Tele-therapy is the use of telecommunication technology to provide professional speech and language services remotely.  Accent Speech Services provides this service using a secure HIPAA compliant platform to residents in California and North Carolina. Contact us to learn more!


CAN YOU TEACH MY CHILD SPANISH?/ENGLISH?

Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) treat communication disorders and delays using various forms of evidence based skilled interventions. This is to help bring individuals to a more functional level of communication in order to be successful in their home and community environments. Speech Therapy is not designed to be a language course.  


IS MY CHILD NOT SPEAKING BECAUSE THEY ARE EXPOSED TO TWO (OR MORE) LANGUAGES?

Another version of this question is "Does my child have a language delay because they're bilingual?" THE ANSWER IS NO.  Bilingualism itself does not cause a delay. Although some bilingual children may say their first words slightly later than their monolingual peers, words usually emerge within the same age range (8-15months). If you do have concern for significant delays, contact us for a free 20 minute consultation.


WHERE CAN I FIND MORE RESOURCES?

The Resources Page is a great starting point for families.


WHAT IS THE GOAL OF PARENT COACHING AND WHY DO YOU DO IT?

Accent Speech: Speech Therapy Services uses a coaching model for early intervention therapy in addition to other approaches, because the goal is to help parents/caregivers develop their abilities to interact with their children in ways to promote speech/language development. Here, therapy is not clinic rooms absent of parents. Therapy is the facilitation of language in everyday situations within the child's natural environment. Through the parent coaching model,  parents/caregivers play a critical role in therapy. With the expert guidance of a SLP, parents implement strategies/techniques so that they can provide their children with multiple opportunities for practice outside of therapy sessions.


Resources

DEVELOPMENTAL NORMS

The resource below from Linguisystems, provides information on developmental milestones for children. Every child is different and develops at their own pace. Information in this booklet represents the average of what is expected of each age in children. If you are concerned about your child's communication skills, speak with your pediatrician and consult with a speech- language pathologist.
Linguisystems Developmental Norms


SPEECH & LANGUAGE LINKS

SPEECH:

What is a phonological processing disorder?
What is childhood apraxia of speech?
What is an articulation disorder?


LANGUAGE & LITERACY:

What is a language disorder?
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
What is the difference between auditory processing and language processing?
What is phonological awareness?


Organizations, Programs & Other Helpful Resources

ORGANIZATIONS/PROGRAMS:

American Speech and Hearing Association
Regional Centers
Los Angeles Unified
Beverly Hills Unified
Santa Monica Unified
Culver City Unified

 
OTHER RESOURCEFUL LINKS:

Information about early childhood language and literacy development - HANEN.ORG

Information for educators and families of English Language Learners - COLORINCOLORADO.ORG

Resource for promoting early literacy -
READINGROCKETS.ORG


RESOURCES FOR HOME PRACTICE:

TeachMeToTalk.com
LearnWithAdrienne.com
Home Practice Tips For Bilingual Families







Accent Reduction

Accents inherently tell a story about who we are as individuals. Shayla focuses on enhancing communication, and not erasing one's cultural identity. As international conference calling, public speaking, entrepreneurship, and hiring accelerate in our global marketplace, difficulty being understood could result in lack of opportunities such as: obtaining career promotions, gaining employment, recruiting new clients, and losing existing clients or patients.

Shayla provides individualized training sessions, tailored to your specific speech patterns. This training will allow you to pronounce words in a way that is similar to the general population in the United States. Shayla’s experiences working and living in various regions of the country, has provided her with first hand exposure to an array of cultures & accented English speech. Her mission is to promote confident, highly intelligible professionals, in the workplace and beyond.

Standard American English Pronunciation training includes:

  • Training provided by a Certified speech-language pathologist, with Compton P-ESL
  • Certification
  • Customized materials geared towards your personal and professional needs
  • Functional communication activities
  • Pre and Post assessment recordings
  • Convenient & efficient web based sessions
  • Saturday & Sunday appointment options
  • Online Payments
* Training Method (Compton P-ESL) - a comprehensive program in pronunciation instruction designed for people who speak more than one language or dialect, who are proficient in English vocabulary and grammar, but desire to improve the accuracy of their pronunciation.

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