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Specializes in Speech Therapy
17609 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 215
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Alida Barnes' specialty is speech therapy. Ms. Barnes accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
15538 Covello Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Ms. Mary Grover practices speech therapy. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
19019 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Amy Beals' area of specialization is speech therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
19100 Ventura Boulevard; Suite Q
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Natalie Zhitnitsky's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Zhitnitsky is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
17609 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 215
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Nikki McRory practices speech therapy. Ms. McRory accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
17609 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 215
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Leslie Bennett specializes in speech therapy. Ms. Bennett accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
17609 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 215
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Andrea Hughson's specialty is speech therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Michele Linares specializes in speech therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Barbara Samuels is a speech therapist in Woodland Hills, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
17609 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 215
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Kelly Gardina works as a speech therapist in Encino, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
6340 Variel Avenue; Suite A
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Marion May is a speech therapist. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
16055 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 905
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Debbie Oppenheim specializes in speech therapy. Ms. Oppenheim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 414
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Helen Wade is a speech therapist in Encino, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 414
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Lauren Henderson's specialty is speech therapy. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 414
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Meghan Widerberg's specialty is speech therapy. Ms. Widerberg is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
16055 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Linda Larue's area of specialization is speech therapy. She honors 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.
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