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

Ms. Alida Barnes specializes in speech therapy and practices in Encino, CA. Ms. Barnes is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
5918 Elba Place
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Marcia Arnold is a speech therapist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
6355 De Soto Avenue; B317
Woodland Hills, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
19019 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
 

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

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

Ms. Nikki McRory works as a speech therapist in Encino, CA. Ms. McRory 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. Leslie Bennett specializes in speech therapy. Ms. Bennett 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. Janice Woolsey specializes in speech therapy and practices in Northridge, CA. Ms. Woolsey accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Andrea Hughson's specialty is speech therapy. She takes 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 and practices in Reseda, CA. Ms. Linares takes 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 is a speech therapist. She accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Seymour works as a speech therapist in Northridge, CA. Dr. Seymour is in-network for 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 specializes in speech therapy and practices in Woodland Hills, CA. Ms. Samuels is in-network for 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. 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's area of specialization is speech therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
5217 Etiwanda Avenue
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Marina Baskin works as a speech therapist. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.