A speech pathologist jobs los angeles is a job that treats communication disorders. These professionals are often called SLPs (speech-language pathologists). Their ultimate goal is to help people improve their ability to communicate and swallow using several therapeutic approaches. Furthermore, SLPs also provides:
- Aural rehabilitation for those with hearing problems or who are deaf
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system for those with severe expressive disorders and language comprehensive. For example, people with autism spectrum and neurological disorders.
Types of Speech Disorder
The following are some types of speech disorders that speech pathologists treat:
1) Language Disorder
Having difficulty in understanding receptive language and sharing expressive language such as thoughts is called language disorder. This disorder involves using pragmatic language in functionally and socially appropriate ways. Language disorders can be spoken or written and may also involve syntax form, semantics content, phonology form, and morphology form.
2) Social Communication
A social communication disorder is having difficulty using verbal and non-verbal communication. This includes communication for social purposes such as asking questions or greeting, following rules, and difficulty listening. People with traumatic brain injury and autism spectrum have social communication disorder.
3) Cognitive Communication
A cognitive communication disorder usually develops after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, and dementia although it can be inherited. This includes difficulty with problem-solving, paying attention, remembering, panning, and problem-organizing thoughts.
4) Swallowing Disorder
Swallowing disorder is having difficulty in feeding and swallowing. This disorder can lead to weight loss, poor nutrition, and other health issues such as stroke, surgery, injury, and illness. Swallowing disorder is also called dysphagia.
5) Voice Disorder
A voice disorder is having difficulty in producing sounds. This disorder develops when your vocal cord gets affected. This includes vocal cord dysfunction, vocal cord paralysis, and vocal cord lesions. The vocal disorder is also called dysphonia.
6) Resonance Disorder
Resonance disorder is having difficulty to produce the correct sound waves. This can happen when the sound traveling through the air cavities such as the nose, mouth, and throat gets disrupted. When you have resonance disorder, people think that you are speaking from your nose nasally.
A fluency disorder is having difficulty with speech flow. This disorder is also called stuttering. People who stutter may repeat sounds like b-b-b-book, use ‘uh’ or ‘um’, or pause while speaking. Most children stutter, but most grow out of it.
Benefits of Speech Pathologists
The following are some of the benefits of speech pathologists:
a) Improves Communication Skills
A speech pathologist and therapy can improve the ability of people to communicate. They help people with pronunciation, making sounds, effective communication, and language skills. Therefore, improving communication skills helps people in their academic careers, personal relationships, and professional opportunities.
b) Improves Social Skills
Improving social skills is another benefit of speech pathologists. They help people build strong social connections and participate socially by enhancing their ability to understand social communication and cues.
c) Improves Speech Problems
A speech pathologist diagnose and treat speech-related problems. They help people develop effective communication. This can overall improve their lives in the future.
Our team consists of skilled therapists that take pleasure in working with children and positively impacting the lives of the families we assist. We are looking for a talented, like-minded therapist that is prepared to join the team! Experience in early intervention and/or preschool age is advantageous.
We are now looking for someone to work either full-time or part-time in the West Los Angeles, Culver City, and Beverly Hills areas. Schedules are created according to your preferred days and times. To make the timetable as convenient as possible, we may also select the referrals based on travel time. We provide direct deposit choices in addition to a fair hourly rate.