Welcome to Effective Accent Modification. My name is Paula Madson, owner and lead instructor of Effective Accent Modification, LLC. I am a licensed speech-language pathologist, certified TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) instructor, and certified accent modification trainer possessing 30 years of experience in helping people develop optimal communication skills. I received my bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders and my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology both from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I hold my certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the national credentialing association for speech-language pathologists in the United States, and am licensed by the state of Iowa. I am a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as CORSPAN (The Corporate Speech Pathology Network).