beyond speech therapy is for people of all ages


Beyond Speech Therapy is an outpatient clinic that provides skilled rehabilitation from licensed speech language pathologists in the areas of language, articulation, apraxia, dysarthria, stuttering, cluttering, aphasia, auditory processing, dysphagia, phonological processes, social skills, cognition, memory, voice, cognitive linguistic disorders and Pediatric Occupational Therapy.



Our goal is to provide a positive and nurturing environment for clients and families of all ages to enhance and develop lifelong valuable skills that will improve their quality of life and activities of daily living.



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Beyond Speech Therapy is hiring!

TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE


• Speech-Language Pathologist
AND/OR
• Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant


If you are interested in applying
please give us a call at the office.

(805) 591-7188




It’s Not Just For Kids!


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-----SAFE SWALLOW STRATEGIES-----
-Practice good oral hygiene
-Eat and drink at 90°
-Small bites and sips
-Take pills one at a time
-Eat slowly
-Avoid distractions while swallowing
-If you start coughing while swallowing, cough until the tickle is gone rather than drinking more water.
-Remain upright for at least 30 minutes after meals
-Stay active
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-----SAFE SWALLOW STRATEGIES-----
-Practice good oral hygiene 
-Eat and drink at 90°
-Small bites and sips
-Take pills one at a time 
-Eat slowly 
-Avoid distractions while swallowing
-If you start coughing while swallowing, cough until the tickle is gone rather than drinking more water.
-Remain upright for at least 30 minutes after meals
-Stay active
-----WHAT IS ASPIRATION?-----
Aspiration is when food and/or liquid enter the airway (trachea). This material can end up in the lungs which can cause an aspiration pnuemonia.
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-----WHAT IS ASPIRATION?-----
Aspiration is when food and/or liquid enter the airway (trachea). This material can end up in the lungs which can cause an aspiration pnuemonia.
A positive attitude is everything! ... See MoreSee Less
A positive attitude is everything!
-----SLPs & DYSPHAGIA (DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING)-----

Although most don't realize this (our name is misleading, we know) Speech-Language Pathologists are the specialists who evaluate and treat dysphagia.

A dysphagia assessment involves reviewing case history, answering swallowing-related questions, and the SLP looking at mouth and facial structures. It is gold standard for a speech therapist to then conduct a visualization study (Modified Barium Swallow Study or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow) to visualize the nature and severity of the disorder.

Once the assessment is completed, a personalized plan of care based on the evaluation will be created. This will include a combination of:
-education
-changing your posture while you swallow
-diet changes
-swallow precautions
-home strengthening exercises
-in-session rehabilitation treatment
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-----SLPs & DYSPHAGIA (DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING)-----

Although most dont realize this (our name is misleading, we know) Speech-Language Pathologists are the specialists who evaluate and treat dysphagia. 

A dysphagia assessment involves reviewing case history, answering swallowing-related questions, and the SLP looking at mouth and facial structures. It is gold standard for a speech therapist to then conduct a visualization study (Modified Barium Swallow Study or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow) to visualize the nature and severity of the disorder. 

Once the assessment is completed, a personalized plan of care based on the evaluation will be created. This will include a combination of: 
-education
-changing your posture while you swallow
-diet changes
-swallow precautions
-home strengthening exercises
-in-session rehabilitation treatment
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Katherine “Katie” grew up in Sierra Madre, CA. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University, in San Diego, CA. Her inspiration for becoming a therapist was originally based on her love for working with children. She loves providing services that assist clients and their families in improving overall quality of life. She thrives working with children that don’t fit into the normal “cookier cutter” speech therapy box. She believes that every child deserves the ability to communicate! Outside of the clinic, Katie enjoys being outdoors, wine tasting, and spending time with friends and family.

Get to know Katie!
- What does your family’s last name mean? "Smoke"
- What do you do on your commute to/from work? "Listen to Podcasts"
- What's one thing that can instantly make your day better? "My fiancé"
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Katherine “Katie” grew up in Sierra Madre, CA. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University, in San Diego, CA. Her inspiration for becoming a therapist was originally based on her love for working with children. She loves providing services that assist clients and their families in improving overall quality of life. She thrives working with children that don’t fit into the normal “cookier cutter” speech therapy box. She believes that every child deserves the ability to communicate! Outside of the clinic, Katie enjoys being outdoors, wine tasting, and spending time with friends and family.   

Get to know Katie!
- What does your family’s last name mean? Smoke
- What do you do on your commute to/from work? Listen to Podcasts
- Whats one thing that can instantly make your day better? My fiancé
Today's testimonial comes from one of our 10 year old patients 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
Todays testimonial comes from one of our 10 year old patients 💛