Joseph Arafa

Speech-Language Pathologist
310 856-8528 ext. 126

Joseph received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from California University of Pennsylvania. He completed his externships in a public-school setting and a hospital setting. The hospital consisted of both inpatient and outpatient care. In addition to his externships, he practiced at the university’s outpatient clinic as well as the language and learning preschool. He completed two research studies while attending graduate school. One study explained therapy approaches, compared and differentiated research, and determined criteria for two aphasia therapies (i.e. melodic intonation therapy and constraint induced language therapy), while the other study determined validity of aphasic testing for non-native English speaking adults.

Joseph enjoys working with patients of all ages and with a variety of etiologies of communication disorders. He has experience in autism, stuttering/fluency, apraxia, and speech and language delays and disorders in children as well as aphasia, dysphagia, and traumatic brain injury in adults. Joseph’s interests include: stuttering/fluency, auditory processing disorders, and aphasia. His experience includes treating patients in one-on- one settings as well as group therapy. Joseph believes therapy is a team effort, and enjoys working with families and clients to gain maximum success.

Joseph is dedicated to his career in which he strives for patient success. His future goals include conducting research studies to maximize the understanding of specific topics in the speech and language pathology field.

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