Clarissa Calzada


Los Angeles, California

5.00 / 5 avg

12 Reviews

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About me

Hi! I'm Clarissa. I graduated from Howard University with my Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 2015. After completing my clinical fellowship year, I became a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in June 2016. I decided to become an SLP after being introduced to speech pathology while I was in high school while caring for a child with autism. I have been passionate about speech pathology ever since. I would describe my clinical style and approach as client- and family-centered. I believe in working as a team with families and other disciplines to treat the client holistically. I pride myself in making sure that my therapy sessions are individualized and functional for each client I treat. I have worked in settings such as public schools, home health, private therapy clinics, and universities. While working at Gallaudet University, I supervised graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department and taught a course on articulation and speech sound disorders. I am certified in the following: Hanen, LAMP Words for Life, PESL Accent Modification, and Unity Language System. In addition, I have experience with low- and high-tech AAC devices. I believe in this field that we are constantly learning. I take trainings in different disorder areas in an effort to learn about new techniques and approaches to better help my clients.

Practice details and specialties

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languages spoken


Education and training

B.S. - St John's University

M.S. - Howard University


Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Fluency/Stuttering


Autism Spectrum Disorder


Early Language Development

Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Other interests

I enjoy traveling, art, and creative projects.

Patient Reviews

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12 reviews

E.L./Jan 12, 2024

Very nice. My son is very happy with Clarrisa.

E.S./Nov 19, 2023

Expressable was a very convenient and approachable way to get speech therapy, which I had been considering for a long time. My speech therapist, Clarissa, was amazing to work with. She was very supportive and gave me encouragement throughout the process of correcting my lisp. Overall, it was a great experience.

A.L./Oct 12, 2023

She helps my daughter for over a year now. My daughter continue to made progress with her goals.

F.P./Sep 16, 2023

Clarissa is amazingly patient while still keep on track with the session.

M.M./Aug 16, 2023

She showed patience and care.

I.N./Aug 2, 2023

Mrs Clarissa is kind, thorough and very intentional in how she guides her clients. She is so present [and] such a safe place.

K.B./Aug 2, 2023

Our speech therapist is amazing. She is patient. She is kind and very intentional on how she approaches our son

K.B./Jul 26, 2023

My grandson loves Clarissa--she is great with him.

Q.L./Jun 15, 2023

It was good talking with the teacher she answered all questions I had

L.G./May 2, 2023

Clarissa has helped my grandson tremendously!!! She is awesome

Q.L./Apr 20, 2023

She was effective and upbeat even when my child was being difficult.

W.J./Jun 16, 2022

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