Our Clinicians

All Westside Voice and Swallowing Disorders teachers are licensed to teach by the state. Many also have certifications or licenses for specific read more

Frequently Asked Questions



  • How long will therapy take?

        The duration of therapy varies depending on diagnosis, severity of the problem, and prognosis.         Typically we advise patients to expect weekly sessions to last for at least 4-6 weeks. 


 

  • Will my insurance cover these sessions?

​         Westside Voice is a participating provider with Medicare & HIP medical insurance.  As a                      courtesy, we are happy to inquire about your specific speech therapy benefits when you                      provide your insurance information.  Westside Voice will assist in obtaining coverage for                      services required. The patient is responsible for any payments not covered by insurance.
         Please be aware we do have a 24 hour cancellation policy.



  • Why do I have a voice problem?

​​         The voice can be affected by colds, allergies, exposure to chemicals, emotions, and

         cheering loudly for a favorite sports team (among other factors). Clients suffering from                        decreased vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, or stamina, may want to have their voices          evaluated to assess and prevent lasting damage. 

         Negative changes in vocal production (dysphonia) can be caused by lesions on the vocal folds          such as nodules or polyps. Functional problems related to excessive strain in the throat and              neck may also cause dysphonia. Other impairments include paralysis of one or both vocal                  folds, abnormal opening of the vocal cords upon inhalation (paradoxical vocal fold movement),          and vocal fold spasms (spasmodic dysphonia). Factors related to neurological (e.g.,                            Parkinson’s Disease), physiological (e.g., acid reflux), and psychological diagnoses may affect          voicing as well.


  • Do you make visits to residential living facilities?

         ​Yes.

Adult Services

We provide individual speech and language therapy for adults presenting with neurologically based voice and swallowing disorders.  read more

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Children Services

Following the guidelines of ASHA and clinical ethics, we provide services for children with articulation and language delays, dysarthria, as well as voice and fluency problems. read more

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