Speech and Swallow Therapy

Our speech and language specialists bring a unique expertise and passion to helping children and adults successfully overcome problems with speech, voice, language or swallowing. Whether caused by a brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, developmental delay or another issue, we are experts in helping patients find their voice, regain their ability to communicate, and reclaim their quality of life.

Our speech and language experts don’t simply follow national “best practices,” we help develop them. The result is one of Southern California’s most comprehensive and innovative therapy programs.

Who we can help:

  • Individuals with aphasia (difficulty understanding language or verbally communicating) or a communication impairment from stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, cancer or ALS
  • Adults and children with a swallowing disorder, as a result of injury, illness or developmental delay
  • Individuals with voice overuse or inflammation of the vocal chords—often affecting teachers, singers, actors and others who rely on their voice for their livelihood—or other voice disorders, such as those caused by reflux or involuntary muscle movements of the larynx
  • Adults and children affected by stuttering, autism, ADHD, slurred speech, and articulation disorders

Our comprehensive services:

We offer today’s best evidence-based treatments and techniques, allowing us to carefully tailor therapy to each patient’s specific needs and goals. Among the advanced treatment resources we offer:

  • One of the nation’s most innovative communication recovery programs for those with aphasia or Parkinson’s. Over a dozen different recovery groups, each offering specialized speech therapy techniques in a highly interactive setting
  • VitalStim Therapy, the first and only neuromuscular electrical stimulation treatment cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for treating swallowing disorders
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), a state-of-the-art non-radioactive alternative to modified barium swallow studies that allows more precise therapeutic intervention
  • Specialized pediatric speech and language therapy, including individual and therapeutic group classes to overcome stuttering, language delay, and teach successful interpersonal and communication skills for children with autism or ADHD
  • Specialized therapy interventions to increase vocal loudness for patient with Parkinson’s and other neurological impairment
  • Videostroboscopy to assess vocal function

What most clearly sets our services apart is the caliber and experience of our speech language pathologists—who are not only licensed but certified. This means they have gone beyond state licensure requirements to voluntarily meet rigorous national standards of education, experience and clinical expertise in their specialty. To maintain their certification, our speech language pathologists must fulfill ongoing continuing education requirements—ensuring your receive care from dedicated professionals with up-to-date knowledge.

How to contact us:

To find out more about our services or to schedule an initial evaluation, please call (714) 578-8706.

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