Improve your Professional and Social Speaking Skills
ACCENTS AWAY specializes in the training and development of clear speech and improved overall communication skills.
Your speaking abilities say a great deal about who you are and the image you project. Effective communication is a powerful tool for gaining self-confidence and achieving the image you want.
Good communication skills are vital in day-to-day social, business and professional settings.
Your daily interactions with others strongly impact how people respond to you.
Do you effectively capture their attention?
Can you persuade, instruct, or command through your communications?
If you feel it is time to improve your confidence and self-image . . . ACCENTS AWAY can help!
ACCENTS AWAY also helps enhance the quality of a child’s life by improving their ability to communicate with their family and their peers, so that they may reach their full potential. Please look under Pediatric Speech Therapy for more information.
Client Testimonials . . .
"Thank you for the help and support during our speech therapy sessions. Your assistance and encouragement to practice my learned skills and pronunciations have not gone unnoticed. I have received several comments from my supervisors and peers alike. You are a wonderful teacher!"
"Please keep up the great job. I highly recommend you to anyone, as your personality, sincere interest, and your teaching skills have helped me tremendously!"
Hung Ninh, Manager
We needed a therapist that had extensive experience with children to help our son; Accents Away was the answer to our prayers. From the first moment he met Marcia our son would not stop talking and after re-evaluating him Marcia customized a program to help his articulation and grammar. She also involved us so we could help our son communicate more effectively. Marcia also communicated with the schools therapist to track our son’s progress in their program. The care she took to analyze the speech and language problems our son was having demonstrates a level of professionalism not easily found in other therapists. Marcia’s teaching methods were so effective they helped engage our son for the full 50 minutes leaving him wanting more at the end of each session. The added convenience of having her come to our home was a bonus since our son could really concentrate and it is this personal touch that sets Accents Away way above the competition. After 4 months of therapy we have seen remarkable improvement and Marcia has helped to set our son on a path of success.
ACCENTS AWAYmade me a new person in America, but it was more than that; it was Mrs. Marcia Hoodwin. She showed me in the best and easiest way how to speak and pronounce words properly. She changed my life with her patience and professionalism. She made the difference by giving me the confidence that I was looking for with the language. My English really improved significantly. How do I know that? Because I do not hear "What did you say? anymore.
Marcia Hoodwin, a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, will guide you through your accent modification program in a relaxed, informal atmosphere designed to achieve the results you want.
Ms. Hoodwin holds a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and has received additional training in accent modification. She has been a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist since 1983.
She is also a member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Her company, ACCENTS AWAY, specializes in foreign and regional accent modification, and pediatric speech-language therapy.