Accents are a natural part of speech and can correspond with various regions in the United States as well as various countries. English may be spoken with an accent that reflects the first language learned. Communication may be difficult however due to an accent. People may have difficulty understanding you and there may be frustration with having to repeat yourself. Some individuals avoid social events or begin to resent individuals focusing more on that accent than the content of what they have to say. Accent modification services are designed to improve functional communication using an individualized program that targets stress, rhythm, and intonation along with sound pronunciation.