Center for Childhood Communication

Speech-Language Pathology

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology evaluates and treats children from birth to 21 years of age who have difficulties with communication and swallowing. Our team of speech-language pathologists counsel families and professionals to work with children with various communication and swallowing difficulties and participate in research to advance the field of speech-language pathology.

We provide outpatient speech and language evaluation and therapy services at several locations:

Our services

Evaluation and treatment

Interdisciplinary clinics

Our staff evaluates and treats children at the following interdisciplinary clinics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Scheduling an outpatient speech and language evaluation

Please visit our Appointments page for information on how to schedule an outpatient speech and language evaluation.

Download frequently asked questions about outpatient speech and language services»

About our staff

Each member of our staff is a speech-language pathologist certified through the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey. We provide clinical care, teach families and professionals, and participate in research to advance the field of speech-language pathology.

Resources for families

We work closely with you to better understand the challenges your child faces. We also provide information to help you make decisions about the services that are available to you. You can access additional resources in our Center for Childhood Communication Family Education Resource Room.

Education programs for healthcare professionals

We collaborate with the Department of Continuing Education and other interdisciplinary programs at Children's Hospital to train and educate professionals. Conferences cover a variety of speech, language, and swallowing/feeding topics for the pediatric population. Healthcare professionals can visit the CME site for information on current continuing education events.

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