An accent is the unique way that person speaks. No one accent is better than another. However, accents can sometimes make it hard for you to talk with other people. People may not understand your accent. You may get frustrated because you have to repeat yourself a lot. People may focus more on your accent than on what you say. These problems can make work, school or other activities more challenging. You may decide that you want to change your accent, a little bit or a lot. Changing your accent is also known as accent modification or accent reduction. A Speech-Language Pathologist can help. They work with people who speak English as a second language, who want to change their regional accent, professionals who want to communicate better at work, or Actors who need to learn a new accent for a role.