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Best Speech Pathologists in West Los Angeles, CA

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PO Box 2977, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 Rating

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Sound It Out Speech Therapy provides comprehensive occupational therapy and speech-language therapy to children and adults in West Los Angeles. The company specializes in various areas including augmentative and alternative communication, autism spectrum disorders, oral-motor difficulties, fluency and stuttering disorders, and early intervention. Its team of speech-language pathologists is licensed by the American Speech Hearing Association. They provide consultation and evaluation services to identify problem areas. They can conduct therapy in-home or at any location.

12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Rating

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LKS & Associates is a speech and occupational therapy practice located in West Los Angeles. The speech-language pathologists at this firm are dedicated to crafting effective treatment plans for autism, childhood apraxia of speech, down syndrome, expressive/receptive language delays, and feeding aversions. The practice strongly values collaboration—internally and with outside practitioners—to provide the highest quality of care for each patient. The practice is led by Lisa Klein, who has been treating children and adults for various speech and learning disorders for more than 20 years.

10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Rating

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Pediatric Therapy Playhouse provides speech therapy services to patients in West Los Angeles. It attends to young patients' needs through speech and language therapy, feeding therapy, and social skills and group therapy. It also offers speech and cognitive therapy for adult patients who have experienced a stroke, concussion, dementia, and voice disorders. Pediatric Therapy Playhouse's CEO, Jessie L. Ginsburg, is a contributor to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association magazine and has been published in The Speech-Language Pathology Casebook.

Compare our Top Speech Pathologists

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Sound It Out Speech Therapy
PO Box 2977, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
LKS & Associates
12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Pediatric Therapy Playhouse
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025


  • Introduction

    Most people think speech pathologists help individuals with a stutter or a lisp. And while this is true, speech pathologists do much more. For example, a speech-language pathologist helps people with voice disorders or problems with speaking or communicating. They also help adults who have suffered from a stroke and need help with developing and strengthening muscles to swallow.

    A speech-language pathologist is a highly educated professional who handles various tasks, including diagnosis, identifying treatment options, keeping and updating records, and counseling individuals and families. Speech and communication issues can be detrimental to a person’s confidence and quality of life. Working with a speech pathologist will produce noticeable results. However, patients should know that it often takes dedication and months of work to see those results.

  • What is a speech pathologist?

    A speech pathologist, also known as a speech-language pathologist or a speech therapist, is a medical professional who helps people with communication, language, and swallowing disorders. Often, patients who see a speech pathologist will also see other specialists, such as psychologists, physical therapists, audiologists, or occupational therapists.

  • What does a speech pathologist do?

    Speech pathologists analyze, diagnose, and treat people of all ages. They work with individuals to improve and solve speech, language, and swallowing disorders. They help people with speech sounds, literacy, social communication, voice, fluency, cognitive communication, feeding, and swallowing. Typically this work requires one-on-one sessions in which the patient repeats actions to retrain their body or brain.

  • What is the difference between a speech therapist and a speech pathologist?

    There is no difference between a speech therapist and a speech pathologist. Today, most professionals in this sector prefer the title speech-language pathologist because it is more descriptive of the profession as a whole. Speech-language pathologists can treat speech problems, as well as issues around communication (i.e., language).

  • How do speech pathologists help?

    A speech pathologist will examine a patient, diagnose their condition, and offer treatment. Communication is a vital part of our everyday lives. If a person has issues with speaking or understanding others, it can make daily life more challenging. Working with a speech pathologist can help individuals improve their communication skills so they can better express themselves and understand others.

  • What is speech therapy for?

    Speech therapy can treat a wide ray of conditions, such as:

    • Fluency
    • Voice (hoarseness or abnormal pitch)
    • Articulation (slurring of speech, indistinct speech)
    • Aphasia
    • Language-based learning disabilities
    • Pragmatics (understanding social cues and rules around communication)
    • Swallowing disorder
    • Hearing loss
    • Language delays
    • Preliteracy and literacy skills

  • Who gets speech therapy?

    Anyone with speech, language, communication, or swallowing disorders can benefit from speech therapy. A speech therapist will treat patients of all ages. For example, they treat babies and children for swallowing disorders and seniors who have suffered a stroke and have a speech impairment.

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