Speech Therapists

SPEECH THERAPISTS

 

Araz Aghazarian, MS, CF-SLP

Araz Aghazarian, MS, CF-SLP graduated with distinction from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Prior to pursuing a career as a speech language pathologist, she worked as a Bilingual Education Assistant with Glendale Unified School District for eight years. Being passionate about working with children and having a constant inner desire to learn and help children with special needs, she decided to make a slight turn in her career path and to become a speech therapist. During her clinical rotations at CSUN, she had the opportunity to work with children and adults with wide variety of speech and language, cognitive, social and pragmatic disorders and challenges. Araz also worked with children under 3 years of age at CSUN’s early intervention program. Her professional interests include: speech sound disorders, pediatric voice disorders, augmentative/alternative communication, pragmatic language and social skills.

Araz enjoys reading, watching movies, going to theme parks, shopping, trying new foods, and going
to the gym. She does Pilates and eats Sushi regularly.

 

Lala Aramians, MS, CCC-SLP

Lala Aramians, MS, CCC-SLP graduated with distinction from California State University, Northridge, with a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Azad University, Tehran, Iran, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Los Angeles. During her school externship through LAUSD, Lala provided integrated/in-class speech and language therapy to children in Preschool for All Learners (PAL) Special Day Program, working closely with teachers and classroom staff. She also worked with children from pre-school through fifth grade with mild to severe speech and language impairments in individual and/or small group settings. During her clinical practicum, she has worked with many children with a variety of diagnoses majorly including autism, Down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech, specific language impairment, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders and hearing impairments. Her professional interests include: bilingual/bicultural assessment and treatment, augmentative/alternative communication, pragmatic language and Social Skills.

In her free time, Lala loves to attend Zumba classes, spend time with friends and family and watch movies and shows with her husband.

 

Tamar Massen, MA, CCC-SLP

Tamar Massen, MA, CCC-SLP, was raised on Long Island, New York and graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. She received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2014. Soon after, she moved to Chicago where she spent the next four years working as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools. During that time, she worked with children ranging in age from preschool to eighth grade, with a variety of speech, language, and functional communication abilities, ranging from mild-moderate to severe-profound needs. She developed expertise with the treatment and evaluation of linguistically and culturally diverse populations, particularly relating to speech-language development and bilingualism in Spanish-English speaking children and gained experience working with verbal and non-verbal students who use or could benefit from low- and high-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

Tamar and her occupational therapist husband recently moved to California to be closer to extended family. She enjoys the LA classics: hiking the endless trails, exploring the food scene and farmer’s markets, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful weather year round.