Odelia Mirzadeh is a Speech-Language Pathologist with both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Masters of Science (M.S.) degrees in Communication Disorders from California State University Northridge (CSUN) with a minor in Music Therapy.
She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the State of California, is a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA), American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, Autism Society of America, the Voice Foundation of America and the National Stuttering Association.
Odelia began her career working in the Early Intervention Program, General Clinic (aged 4-18-years-old), and Aphasia Clinic at CSUN, completed her internship at Santa Monica and Malibu School Districts, completed her externship at Sinai Medical Center, completed her fellowship at Country Villa Skilled Nursing Homes as well as Beverly Hills School District, was an employee of Nothridge Hospital, The Help Group and UCLA Lab School.
Due to her background and training in various settings, Odelia provides services to both children as well as adults. In terms of the pediatric population, she evaluates and treats: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, auditory processing disorder (APD, CAPD), oral motor speech disorders, voice disorders, apraxia of speech, stuttering/fluency, voice disorders, social communication disorders (pragmatics), expressive and receptive language disorders/delays, articulation (speech) disorders/distortions, memory and listening skill difficulties, as well as reading and writing comprehension deficits. She’s proud to to have received extensive training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
In terms of the adult population, she evaluates and treats: speech and language disorders resulting from stroke and head trauma, such as aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive deficits, dysphagia (swallowing disorders), as well as voice disorders.
Odelia has conducted numerous professional development in-services for parents, teachers and staff members on various topics related to communication deficits. Her extended training through her continuing education courses include but are not limited to: PROMPT, Talk-Tools, Kaufman’s Apraxia of Speech, Floor-Time/Greenspan, Hanen, SCERTs Model, SOS, PECs, Linda Mood-Bell (Seeing Stars, Visualizing Verbalizing, Talkies), Fast-Forward (FFW), LidCombe method.
Odelia has been a music instructor for 13 years and has extensive training in music (more specifically piano pedagogy). With her background in music and training in music therapy, Odelia is able to better serve her client’s needs in an innovative way to ensure better results.