Speech Therapy Helps Children Improve Communication at Home and School
Pediatric speech-language pathologists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, provide assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders for children of all ages.
After assessing children with communication problems, our skilled speech-language pathologists work closely with each child and family to address individualized goals which may include improving language use and comprehension, vocal quality, clarity of speech, and safe feeding and swallowing. Our speech-language pathologists involve parents and family members in helping their child to succeed by providing education and instruction in home programs.
Overcoming Communication Disorders
University Hospitals speech-language pathologists commonly assist children with communication problems as a result of conditions such as:
- Articulation and phonologic disorders
- Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
- Craniofacial anomalies
- Developmental delays
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
- Genetic syndromes
- Hearing Impairments
- Neurological disorders
- Receptive and expressive language disorders/delays
- Stuttering and fluency disorders
- Voice disorders and vocal cord nodules
- Other complex medical conditions
In addition, our speech-language pathologists, including a listening and spoken language specialist and certified auditory verbal specialist, work with children who have or are scheduled to receive a cochlear implant device through the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Cochlear Implant Program.
An Interdisciplinary, Team Approach to Treatment
Our pediatric speech-language pathologists work closely with other UH pediatric specialists such as gastroenterologists, neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, pulmonologists and cardiologists in a team approach, addressing each child’s unique needs. We provide outpatient services at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and in the outlying community.
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital offers pediatric speech therapy at the following locations: