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Specializes in Speech Therapy
18726 S Western Avenue; Suite 204
Gardena, CA
 

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3521 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

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18726 S Western Avenue
Gardena, CA
 

Ms. Christina Smith's specialty is speech therapy. She accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
345 Avenue E
Redondo Beach, CA
 

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301 N. Prairie Avenue; Suite 201
Inglewood, CA
 

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3521 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

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711 Pruitt Drive
Redondo Beach, CA
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2621 Plaza Del Amo; Unit 533
Torrance, CA
 

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1732 Herrin Street
Redondo Beach, CA
 

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3521 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Kiesha Martinez-Scott is a speech therapist in Torrance, CA. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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5411 W 142nd Place
Hawthorne, CA
 

Ms. Deborah Poirier is a speech therapist. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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11840 S La Cienega Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
 

Ms. Kaia Wakamiya's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Wakamiya is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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18512 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Andrea Anderson works as a speech therapist in Torrance, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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5220 W. 104th Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Cynthia Weinstein's area of specialization is speech therapy. She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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3521 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

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11840 S La Cienega Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
 

Ms. Alexis Macias practices speech therapy in Hawthorne, CA. Ms. Macias is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is a treatment that helps people of all ages who have problems speaking and using language. The professionals who provide speech therapy are called speech and language pathologists, or sometimes just speech therapists. Speech therapy is often associated with children, and many kids do need extra help overcoming speech disorders such as a lisp or a stutter. However, older patients also often rely on speech services, for instance after a stroke.

The issues that are treated in speech therapy can be broadly broken down into three main categories. They are:
  • Speech disorders, which affect the voice and the ability to form sounds properly or speak fluently. Examples include dysarthria, stuttering, and vocal cord polyps.
  • Language disorders, which are problems with either saying or understanding spoken words. Examples include autism and pragmatic (social) language disorders.
  • Swallowing disorders, including drooling and difficulty swallowing. Since speech therapy involves treatment for the muscles of the mouth and throat, some swallowing disorders can be treated by speech therapists.

The way speech therapy is conducted depends greatly on the age and needs of the patient being served. Therapy may be conducted one-on-one, in a small group, or in a classroom. Standardized testing is often used to evaluate speech. Depending on the patient, therapy may include games, conversation, role playing and storytelling, flash cards, or singing. The speech therapist sometimes assigns exercises for the patient to practice at home.

There are many causes for speech disorders, and they are surprisingly common. Speech therapy is an effective treatment that helps these patients communicate their thoughts and feelings with others.