Scheduling an Appointment with Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology offers evaluations for speech and language, stuttering, voice, and augmentative communication. A comprehensive, individualized evaluation is performed, after which the SLP will develop a plan that can be used to pursue treatment through early intervention, in school, or with a provider close to the family’s home. Outpatient therapy at CHOP may also be recommended.

You may have a speech and language evaluation at any of the locations where we offer care, and request speech therapy services at a different site that may be more convenient.

Schedule outpatient speech and language or stuttering evaluation

To schedule a speech and language, stuttering or voice evaluation, or if your child needs a re-evaluation and was seen for a speech and language evaluation at CHOP more than one year ago:

  1. Download and complete the Speech and Language Evaluation Questionnaire. If you prefer to have the questionnaire mailed or emailed to you, please call 800-551-5480. 
  2. Fax the completed questionnaire and other relevant records to 267-426-0699 or 267-426-5934, or mail it to:
    The Children’s Hospital at The Wanamaker Building
    100 Penn Square East
    6th Floor – Access Center
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Attn: Speech Intake Coordinators
  3. You will receive a call to schedule the appointment at your desired location or the first available location. You can call 800-551-5480 to follow up once you have sent in your completed questionnaire.
  4. Contact your insurance provider(s) to verify your insurance benefits/coverage. Speech and language evaluation and/or therapy may or may not be a covered benefit for certain insurance plans. Learn more about billing and insurance

If your child was seen at CHOP within the past year for a speech and language or stuttering evaluation, call 800-551-5480 to schedule a re-evaluation. Do not complete a new questionnaire.

Schedule augmentative and alternative communication evaluation

Please call 215-590-7462 to schedule an augmentative and alternative communication evaluation. You will be asked to submit your child’s records, including a recent speech and language evaluation report and Individualized Education Program (IEP)/Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

If your child has not had a recent speech and language evaluation, one must be scheduled before the augmentative and alternative communication evaluation. Please follow directions for scheduling an appointment listed above. The results of this speech and language evaluation will provide valuable information in preparing for an augmentative and alternative communication evaluation.

More information

If you have any questions, please call the Speech Intake Coordinators at 800-551-5480 or email cccschedrequest@email.chop.edu.

Reviewed on April 08, 2014