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Pronounciation Improvement in English: I need a speech impediment specialist to help me
Are there any speech impediment specialists who would be interested in helping me improve my pronunciation?
Preferably British/Australian accent interests me. I am quite fluent in English, I hold speeches in English, but I would like to sound more as a professional.
I am working on my Norwegian in the same way, but I cannot find anyone in Oslo who does that in English.

Thanks in advance
May 9, 2020 10:57 AM
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Thanks everyone for commenting and for the advice. I do not have a speech impediment, but I know that a Speech Therapist could pinpoint what I could work on. :)
May 9, 2020
Is there a reason why you think you may have a speech impediment? It seems possble that straightforward elocution lessons might help you. And there's an (apparently) free Android app that might help, although of course it won't be perfect (is anything?) Have a look, if you like, at

https://www.charlottegrundy.com/app.php
https://www.superprof.co.uk/blog/learn-elocution-online/
May 9, 2020
You are unlikely to find a Speech Language Pathlogist here.

However, a few of the italki teachers have training in articulatory phonetics and phonology, and these teachers can help students to position the jaw, tongue and lips correctly to get a target sound.

Use FIND A TEACHER with the search filter PHONOLOGY. Then review the profiles and contact a few of them.
May 9, 2020
Hello, I wouldn't claim to be able to work with a speech impediment, but I can certainly help you with British/English pronunciation https://teach.italki.com/teacher/6361774 :)
May 21, 2020
Articulatory phonetics is fundamental knowledge for all speech language pathologists. A small number of second language teachers have this knowledge which allows them to help students position their jaw, tongue and lips correctly for a target sound.

One italki English teacher lists articulatory phonetics in their profile.
https://www.italki.com/teachers/english?keyword=articulatory%20phonetics

Here is a direct link: https://www.italki.com/teacher/5326890

Five italki English teachers list speech therapist in their profile.
https://www.italki.com/teachers/english?keyword=speech%20therapist

One is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist with 14 years experience.

Here is a direct link: https://www.italki.com/teacher/6207172/english

At a less specialized level, phonology is the study of the sound system of a language and is very basic knowledge for English teachers to teach pronunciation effectively.

Twenty-one italki English teachers list phonology in their profiles.
https://www.italki.com/teachers/english?keyword=phonology

Good luck finding a teacher who meets your needs!
May 10, 2020
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