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Specializes in Speech Therapy
10824 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Chatsworth, CA
 

Ms. Lynley Margules works as a speech therapist. Ms. Margules is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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15538 Covello Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Ms. Mary Grover's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Grover is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
15762 Midwood Drive; Unit 6
Granada Hills, CA
 

Ms. Saba Hernandez practices speech therapy. She is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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6355 De Soto Avenue; B317
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Chapdelaine practices speech therapy in Woodland Hills, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Ms. Theresa Cunningham specializes in speech therapy and practices in Panorama City, CA. Ms. Cunningham is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
110 N Maclay Avenue
San Fernando, CA
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
16936 Hart Street
Lake Balboa, CA
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Ms. Abigail Hankins is a speech therapist. Ms. Hankins is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
12801 Meadowlark Avenue
Granada Hills, CA
 

Ms. Harriet Pehde works as a speech therapist in Granada Hills, CA. She accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
 

Ms. Laurie Cartwright practices speech therapy in Northridge, CA. Ms. Cartwright accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard; Suite 100
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Barbara Samuels' area of specialization is speech therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
10046 Heatherglen Court
Northridge, CA
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
13652 Cantara Street
Panorama City, CA
 

Ms. Bethany Wahl-Anderson's area of specialization is speech therapy. She takes Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
 

Ms. Janice Woolsey's specialty is speech therapy. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
18631 Sherman Way; Suite D
Reseda, CA
 

Ms. Michele Linares practices speech therapy in Reseda, CA. Ms. Linares is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
 

Ms. Tonya Sevilla's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Sevilla is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/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.