Accent Modification lessons San Jose CAI’m a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, with 28 years of experience helping adults and children with their communication skills. I’m a wife to my awesome husband, and mom to our 2 creative and special children, who are now young adults. My son was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in elementary school, so I use social thinking and sensory regulation both at work and at home!

I teach American English pronunciation, also called accent reduction, accent neutralization, or accent modification. I am a Compton PESL certified trainer, and I teach at ESL classes sponsored by WestGate South Hills Church. We meet Mondays at 9:30am at the WestGate South Hills Church (6601 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA). See our ESL class information here.

My clinic work includes myofunctional (tongue thrust) therapy, childhood speech & language, and autism/social skills. I write about autism and Asperegers, and about half of my autism posts are about my son. The other half are about other ASD kids and adults I work with!

See my Teachers Pay Teachers site for my speech therapy materials on ( See Amazon/Kindle for my ebook, or paperback called Raising an Amazing Child with Autism, Stories & Advice from an SLP Mom.

For my students, I wanted to review topics and provide links to handouts and audio from my class lessons. For myself, I wanted to write about what I learn from raising my son and from working with my students (and that’s a lot!) and how much I like teaching. I hope you enjoy the information posted here.

Paula Gallay