Ruth W. Bass, MS, CCC-SLP

- Licensed and Certified Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist


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After completing graduate school and doing her fellowship in speech and language pathology, ​Ruth opened ​her pediatric private ​in Newport Beach in 2001​. She ​has consistently received units which exceed state and national requirements and has received awards for continuing education (ACE) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association​ (ASHA)​. She graduated with honors and is a recipient of an Outstanding Student Award from the California Speech Language and Hearing Association​ (CSHA)​. She was honored at the Year of the Child Who Stutters Symposium for her commitment and volunteer service with the National Stuttering Association​ (NSA)​. ​Ruth received a full scholarship and was privileged to attend an international week-long workshop ​sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA).
Ruth spent a portion of her childhood in Middle East and went to boarding school in Europe. ​She enjoys volunteering her time at local community clinics, hospitals, schools, and orphanages in the states as well as abroad. ​ As a result of these enriching experiences, she has been exposed to many cultures and languages, and enjoys working with the people from all walks of life. ​Ruth​ takes great pleasure seeing the positive difference she makes in the lives of the families with whom she works​ and ​is passionate about training clinicians, participating in research, and helping the community she serves.
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Ruth W. Bass, MS, CCC-SLP

  • California State University, Northridge. Communication Disorders, M.S., 1999
  • California State University, Northridge. Communication Disorders, B.A., 1996, Magna Cum Laude
Current Employment
  • Owner – Island Therapies. Pediatric Private Practice. Sole Practitioner
  • Staff SLP – Center for Children Who Stutter. California State University, Fullerton
  • Practicum Supervisor - Chapman University Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students at Island Therapies
Licensure and Certification
  • Licensed by the state of California – Number: SP11413
  • Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC)
  • School Audiometrist – State of California Department of Health Services – Number: S6320
Professional Memberships
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
  • SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders

Contact Ruth at: or 949.422.0730
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