Speech & Swallowing Therapy | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

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To make an appointment with the rehabilitation team at PIH Health, call the location that’s most convenient for you:

  • Downey: 562.904.5414
  • Los Angeles: 213.482.2716
  • Whittier: 562.789.5451

Speech & Swallowing Therapy

Work with an experienced speech-language pathologist (SLP) at PIH Health to improve your speech, language and swallowing.

What's A Speech-Language Pathologist?

Speech therapists are experts in preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating problems related to communication, feeding and swallowing.

When to See a SLP

Speech therapy is for adults and children who:

  • Have trouble with language, putting words together to express thoughts or understanding others
  • Are later than average to start speaking
  • Need training or retraining for saying sounds or words correctly (articulation)
  • Want to improve the ability to say complete words, as in a stutter (fluency)

Conditions We Treat

Ask your doctor for a referral to an SLP at PIH Health to help with:

  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Recovering your speech and language after a neurologic condition or injury, such as:
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Brain or nerve disease
    • Head or neck cancer
  • Recovering from injury or conditions that affect your voice
  • Difficulty remembering words or language (aphasia)
  • Difficulty making the physical movements of speech (apraxia)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hearing impairment

Personalized Speech & Swallowing Therapy

Speech and language professionals at PIH Health offer a wide range of services and treatments, such as:

  • Evaluation to determine the injury or illness that keeps you from speaking or swallowing properly
  • Swallowing (dysphagia) therapy, including VitalStim® technology to retrain muscles used for swallowing
  • Passy-Muir speaking valve evaluation for people who depend on a ventilator to help restore their voice
  • Nutrition education for changes in diet that can help reduce the risk of choking or pneumonia
  • Voice therapies
    • In-depth evaluation with Visi-Pitch™ advanced biofeedback technology
    • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) instruction to help you speak louder and more clearly
    • Breath training to help you breathe deeper to better project your voice
    • Training to decrease stress on vocal cords

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