We found 15 speech therapists who accept Blue Shield near Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
26081 Merit Circle; Suite 107
Laguna Hills, CA

Ms. Christian Prietto is a speech therapist. Ms. Prietto takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
25422 Trabuco Road; #105-323
Lake Forest, CA

Ms. Erica Balkhi specializes in speech therapy and practices in Lake Forest, CA. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
23361 Madero; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Samantha McComb works as a speech therapist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
23361 Madero; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Amanda Wolfgang practices speech therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
23361 Madero; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Amy Marshall's specialty is speech therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
30252 Tomas; Suite 100
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Ms. Melinda Edwards works as a speech therapist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
23361 Madero; 200
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Erica Buday practices speech therapy in Mission Viejo, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
23361 Madero; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Nancy Viviana Bentivenga's 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
23361 Madero; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Elizabeth Reeves practices speech therapy in Mission Viejo, CA. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
23361 Madero; Suite 150
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Robyn Belz works as a speech therapist. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
30252 Tomas; Suite 100
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Ms. Linda Larson's specialty is speech therapy. Ms. Larson takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
23361 Madero; Suite 150
Mission Viejo, CA

Ms. Nancy Pohlot works as a speech therapist. Ms. Pohlot 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
30252 Tomas; Suite 100
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Ms. Sharon Fiocca is a speech therapist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
30412 Esperanza
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Ms. Kelly Rubolino's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Rubolino honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
30252 Tomas; Suite 100
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Ms. Tina-Siu Lee practices speech therapy. Ms. Lee is an in-network provider for 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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