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Speech Theray glendale montrose los angeles

We provide high standard speech therapy for adults and children.  We support individuals with communications, voice, swallowing, and cognitive challenges focusing on life participation.

The Chat Room Therapy
Where Voice is Found

 

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Welcome to
The Chat Room Therapy

A safe place where voice is found

The Chat Room Therapy provides adult speech therapy and pediatric speech therapy in a safe and natural environment.  We use the whole person approach for all who experience difficulties with voice, speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive functions to maximize their communication skills and quality of life.

 

We provide individualized and evidence based treatments for individuals of all ages using functional and meaningful tasks while collaborating with your support networks to help you communicate, participate in daily activities, and ultimately find joy in life.

Person-Centered Care Therapy Services

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Voice Therapy

We provide individualized behavioral voice therapy to support you with your daily and/or professional voice needs.  Voice related conditions may be due to vocal misuse/over-use, gender dysphoria, head and neck cancer, vocal fold nodules/polyps, stroke, muscle tension dysphonia, tremor, vocal fold weakness/paralysis, aging voice, Parkinson’s disease and many more.  

 

Treatment plan includes: Breathing techniques, vocal relaxation exercises, voice use techniques, vocal hygiene education, gender affirming voice training, and more.

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Adult Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language skills for adults: Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for adults with reduced speech clarity/slurred speech, word finding difficulties, motor planning of speech possibly due to stroke, head and neck cancer, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, etc.  

Treatment plan consists of communication strategies, training in word finding and conversation building, speech muscles strength training, accent modification training and more.

 

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Cognitive Therapy

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for adults with difficulty in cognition, such as difficulty w/ completing tasks, planning, memory, etc. possibly due to stroke, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, etc.    

 

Treatment plan consists of memory skills training, real life project planning and completion, coaching and more.

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Swallowing Therapy

We provide individualized treatment based on your specific condition to improve your swallowing ability affected by stroke, traumatic brain injury, head and neck cancer, vocal fold dysfunction, dementia, etc. 

 

Treatment plan consists of swallowing safety education, swallowing techniques and exercises, care-partner coaching, and diet consistency modifications.

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Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy & Parent Education

We provide comprehensive speech and language evaluations to determine a child’s speech and language skills (including tongue thrust, apraxia, and social skills) and needs of therapy.  We work collaboratively with the family and school to plan evidence based treatments that are tailored to your child’s specific strengths and needs. 

 

Treatments consist of vocabulary& sentence structure building, articulation training, social skills building, and more.

Location of Services

We currently provide virtual visits anywhere in the state of California and in person visits in La Crescenta, La Canada, Montrose, Glendale, and Pasadena areas. 

We Come to You

We will meet you at the comfort of your home, office, or facility in the areas of La Crescenta, La Canada, Montrose, Glendale, and Pasadena.

We Meet Online

To participate in virtual visits, you will only need a computer, tablet, or phone, and the internet.  Visits are conducted on a privacy-safe platform and simple steps to follow to participate.  Teletherapy throughout California available.

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Our Story

About
About
Chinese Taiwanese adult Speech Theray glendale, la canada, la crescenta, montrose, los angeles, pasadena, CA

The Chat Room Therapy was founded by Vicki Chia Hui Lin, M.S., CCC-SLP after she has worked in the acute and outpatient medical settings for many years.  Vicki has recognized the needs of crucial services not being provided through medical settings due to various limitations at some organizations.  The seeds of starting her private practice to provide the services and safe place needed for the people and families she served were planted then. 

As a bilingual individual with an English and Mandarin-Chinese background and growing up with her mother’s hearing loss, she can empathize with personal experience and bring insights to her role as founder and speech language pathologist of The Chat Room Therapy serving the voice community and beyond.

 

It is our mission to provide individuals with communication, voice, cognitive, and swallowing difficulties a safe and comfortable environment to find their voice, increase quality of life, and find joy in their daily activities.  Whether it is to be able to tell your loved ones “I love you;” to drink a cup of coffee, to remember how to make your favorite dish, or to participate in a professional or social conversation, we want to help you take charge and move toward your goals. 

 

We strongly believe in treating the “whole-person,” using a professional, compassionate, and supportive approach in functional and meaningful activities to expand a person’s communication, voice, and swallowing functions.  Ultimately, we strive for helping people find their voice and increase quality of life.

Vicki Chia Hui Lin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Founder & SLP

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What People Say
"Vicki...helped me find my voice again!"

"I’m a music teacher and used to lose my voice at least twice a week and couldn’t sing in the middle of my vocal range. Vicki’s guidance and exercises have helped me find my voice again!"

- A professional voice user

getting started
Getting started with The Chat Room Therapy

You don't have to do this alone, contact us today and let us be part of your support network!

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Give us a call!

Schedule a free consultation by emailing us at hello@thechatroomtherapy.com or calling us at 818-823-8022.  Let’s chat.

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Initial Evaluation

If further assessment is recommended - an evaluation visit is typically scheduled to include patient/caretaker interview, clinical observation, formal/informal assessments in order for us to determine needs and goals of therapy/education visits.

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Treatment Visits

Schedule follow up visits virtually, in person, or a combination of both methods.  Reminders will be sent via text and email.

Billing

The Chat Room Therapy currently accepts Medicare and private pay. 

 

The private pay structure eliminates restrictions from insurance companies, allowing us to collaborate to meet your individual needs in speech-language-cognition, swallowing, and voice therapies.  And we provide superbills* for you to request possible reimbursement from your insurance company.  It is strongly recommended that you contact your insurance carrier to verify coverage and reimbursement percentages PRIOR to your initial evaluation.  We are happy to discuss our private pay structure and share more about out-of-network reimbursement further.  

 

*A superbill is an itemized form used by healthcare providers that reflects services rendered.  A superbill is the main data source for the creation of a healthcare claim, which will be submitted to payers (the insurance company, funds, programs) for reimbursement. 

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