Advanced, Evidence-based Speech Therapy

Whether you are having difficulty swallowing, experiencing changes in the clarity of your speech or having challenges with communicating clearly, our USC Verdugo Hills Hospital speech therapy team provides a personalized treatment approach to help you regain your confidence and independence.

We offer advanced speech language pathology services, also known as speech therapy, including comprehensive evaluations, evidence-based treatment therapies and cutting-edge therapy equipment.

Our highly qualified doctors and speech-language pathologists work closely with you to understand your condition and design a treatment plan tailored to your needs and recovery goals.

We offer specialized care for a full range of conditions and issues that affect your voice, speech, communication and ability to swallow, including:

  • Aphasia (difficulty understanding language or verbally communicating)
  • Apraxia (issues with speech production)
  • Chorditis (inflammation of the vocal cords)
  • Cognitive-communication impairments, such as memory, attention, information processing, reasoning and problem-solving issues
  • Dysarthria (weak or difficult to control speech muscles)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Dysphonia (vocal changes) caused by surgery, trauma, normal aging, neurological disorders, vocal cord nodules/cysts or vocal fatigue
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
  • Neurological language impairments caused by stroke, brain injuries or progressive neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Speech clarity issues

We provide the best care to improve your swallow function, enhance your speech clarity, communicate more effectively and improve your quality of life.

Personalized Speech Therapy

Our speech pathologists offer tailored treatment plans to reduce the effects of aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria and cognitive deficits.

Swallow Therapy

We offer evidence-based treatment therapies and state-of-the-art technology to improve your swallow function and safety.

Voice Therapy

We are experienced in treating hoarse voice issues, chronic hoarseness, decreased vocal volume and neurologic voice conditions.

Our Treatments and Services

  • Behavioral management 
  • Biofeedback 
  • Cognitive therapy for early stage dementia 
  • Family collaboration and education 
  • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES) 
  • Gender-affirming care 
  • High-resolution pharyngeal manometry (HRPM) 
  • LSVT LOUD (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy) 
  • Modified barium swallow study (MBSS) 
  • PhoRTE™ 
  • Speak Easy communication classes 
  • Speaking, reading and writing practice 
  • Therapeutic exercises 
  • Tongueometer 
  • VitalStim®  
  • Vocal hygiene 
  • Word-finding strategies 

Programs and Classes at USC-VHH

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Babysitting Classes

Our family education program offers babysitting classes tailored for boys and girls ages 11-15. Each class is a single, one-time session and is limited in size.

Doc Talks Lecture Series

This lecture series will present a variety of health-related topics to community members throughout the year.

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Maternity Tour

Please call (818) 533-6560 for a maternity consultation.