This article by:
Lynne G. Alba M.A., CCC, SLP
Children’s Speech Care Center
The clinic has been in the Torrance/South Bay area, in California, for nearly 20 years. In these years, the clinic has grown from one to eight speech pathologists that work on part time and full time bases. Over time the clinic has evolved into a primarily pediatric practice; however, we do continue to serve a population of adult clients. We evaluate and treat adult clients with such conditions as stroke, mild brain injury, neurogenic issues, and voice disturbances. We have therapists who have received specialized training in the treatment of adults. For more information on adult treatment, please call Lynne Alba.
All of our speech pathologists are members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). They have completed their Master’s Degree and clinical rotations necessary for graduation as a speech/language pathologist. All therapists have had specialized training in pediatrics in a variety of settings. These settings include, but are not limited to, early intervention programs, primary and secondary public school settings, classroom teaching for severe language disorders, hospitals and rehabilitation centers, and private practice.
We see children and adolescents from ages 18 months through 18 years. We treat a diverse number of speech and language problems including mild to severe articulatory disorders, verbal dyspraxia, motor speech disorders related to dysarthria or poorly developed musculature, delayed and disordered language development, auditory/language processing problems, stuttering, voice disorders, and speech/language disorders related to other issues including developmental disability, autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD (attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity), learning disabilities, and brain injury.