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Specializes in Speech Therapy
424 N Lake Avenue; Suite 304
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Yvonne Johansen's area of specialization is speech therapy. She is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1030 E Green Street; Suite 108
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Teryl Wood specializes in speech therapy and practices in Pasadena, CA. She honors Molina Healthcare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
500 N Central Avenue; Suite 440
Glendale, CA
 

Ms. Angela Ross' area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Ross honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy, Audiology
301 E Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Ellen Simon practices speech therapy and audiology in Pasadena, CA. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
301 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 401
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Kay Dabler's specialty is speech therapy. Ms. Dabler accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
620 N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Anne Chaney's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Chaney accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1453 Hepner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
200 E Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
4402 Beulah Drive
La Canada, CA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
2520 Honolulu Avenue; 180
Montrose, CA
 

Ms. Yeon Lee-Woodley specializes in speech therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1247 Olive Lane
La Canada, CA
 

Dr. Susan Billens-Ivory is a speech therapist in La Canada Flintridge, CA. Dr. Billens-Ivory accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1415 Cresthaven Drive
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Rosemary Scott specializes in speech therapy and practices in Pasadena, CA. Ms. Scott honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
104 N Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
531 Whiting Woods Road
Glendale, CA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
411 No Central Avenue; Suite 300
Glendale, CA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
200 E Del Mar Boulevard; Suite 112
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Diane Abrahamian is a speech therapist in Pasadena, CA. She is an in-network provider 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.
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