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5701 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
 

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25825 Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

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609 Deep Valley Drive; Suite 200
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Ms. Rebecca Orrante practices speech therapy. She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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25825 Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

Ms. Keisha McCray practices speech therapy in Harbor City, CA. She takes Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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1442 Brett Place; Unit 25
San Pedro, CA
 

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3400 Lomita Boulevard; #209
Torrance, CA
 

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11 Ranchview Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

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23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

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126 W 240th Street
Harbor City, CA
 

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1613 W Pacific Coast Highway; Appt 188
Wilmington, CA
 

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2776 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

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24130 Western Avenue; Unit C
Harbor City, CA
 

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25825 Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

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24050 Madison Street; Suite 218
Torrance, CA
 

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24050 Madison Street; Suite 218
Torrance, CA
 

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25825 Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

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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.