Speech Pathology provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic treatment for speech, language, and voice disorders. The department provides services for clinical management of children from birth through age 21.
One key to an effective speech and language pathology program is a comprehensive evaluation. Testing is completed based upon the child’s age and diagnosis. Testing and evaluation help our Speech and Language Pathologists to fully assess the child’s speech, language and oral motor skills. Our skills assessment evaluates:
We also evaluate the child’s need for special equipment, which may include communication devices, speaking valves or oral motor tools.
After testing, we will work with you to set up your child’s treatment plan. The treatment plan may consist of services provided on an inpatient and/or outpatient basis as well as activities to be done at home.
Parents often wonder if their child’s speech and language skills are normal for their age. Our Speech and Language Milestones guide is available to help parents better understand the skills a child should have at various ages.
Some of the diagnoses and problems we treat:
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