Dr. Barb specialized in foreign accent modification by combining the specifics of speech production and analysis from Speech-Language Pathology with the understanding of how multiple languages and cultures affect communication from teaching English as a second language. Her specialized speech coaching focuses on providing clients with the skills they need to control their speech and have choices of how they want to sound.
After a decade of teaching speaking skills in universities, Dr. Barb started her own private practice, Adastra Speech, in foreign accent modification in Boston. Her life experiences reinforced the importance of speech and how it shapes perception. Her work is based on the belief that speech is more than just communication, it holds the power to connect and create something bigger than the parts and the participants. When someone gains the ability to change their speech, they have the power to change their impact on the world.