Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology

Childhood Speech Development

Patients receive speech-language pathology from pediatric trained providers.Effective communication is essential to a child’s success at home, at school and in the community. To allow a child to reach his fullest potential, speech-language, speech development and voice problems should be identified and treated as early as possible.

Your Child's Visit

Learn what to expect and what you need to do to prepare for your child’s visit.

Conditions

Our pediatric speech-language pathologists provide individualized evaluation and treatment to improve communication or oral-pharyngeal disorders:

  • Articulation/phonology
  • Child hearing loss
  • Language delays and disorders
  • Cognition
  • Voice pitch, rate and loudness
  • Stuttering
  • Resonance (nasality)
  • Swallowing problems
  • Dysarthria and apraxia

Highly advanced diagnostic resources are provided through the Speech Pathology Lab in the Children’s Center for Craniofacial Disorders. Here, children benefit from acoustic analysis, fiberoptic endoscopy and radiographic imaging for resonance disorders.

Treatments

Trained and experienced team members provide many specialized services including:

  • Auditory processing assessment and treatment for disorders affecting language development and reading /academic performance, including the Fast ForWord Program
  • CAFET (Computer Aided Fluency Establishment Training) for treatment of stuttering
  • Cognitive training for school or community re-entry after a head injury or traumatic brain injury 
  • Tongue thrust/myofunctional therapy to correct reversed swallow patterns
  • Computerized biofeedback for voice and resonance therapy
  • Evaluation and treatment for voice disorders in children, adolescents and teens
  • Aural rehabilitation utilizing auditory-verbal therapy for hearing loss
  • Therapeutic feeding and swallowing assessment and treatment
  • Augmentative/alternative communication assessment and training
  • Treatment for Autism and pervasive developmental disorders
  • Auditory-Verbal Therapy for children with mild through profound hearing loss