Speech Therapy

SLPpage photosPediatric speech language pathologists (SLPs) specialize in the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders in children and adolescents. Through speech and language therapy, pediatric SLPs help children become more independent and successful communicators. Pediatric SLPs also provide feeding therapy for children and adolescents who have difficulty eating, who are transitioning from tube feeding, or who are picky or resistant eaters. Through collaboration with family and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists, pediatric SLPs seek to provide the best possible care and support for children as they learn and grow.

Pediatric speech therapy addresses the following:

  • Articulation of Speech Sounds
  • Developmentally Appropriate Play Skills
  • Feeding and Swallowing
  • Language Development
  • Literacy
  • Social Skills
  • Use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (including high- and low-tech devices, sign language, and picture exchange systems)

Children with the following conditions are commonly evaluated and treated by pediatric speech-language pathologists:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Craniofacial Disorders (including cleft lip and palate)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Difficulty with Weight Gain
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyslexia and Other Language-Based Literacy Concerns
  • Dysphagia
  • Feeding Tube Dependence
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Hearing and Vision Impairments
  • Language-Based Learning Disorders
  • Premature Birth
  • Selective Eating
  • Stuttering
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Voice Disorders