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. If therapy is recommended, you may also request speech-language therapy services at a different site that may be more convenient.
An interpreter will be provided for patients and/or caregivers who speak a language other than English or who speak multiple languages. This is an essential part of our program and allows us to most effectively assess the child’s language skills across all languages to which they have exposure.
Please contact your insurance provider(s) to verify your insurance benefits/coverage. Speech-language evaluations and/or therapy may or may not be a covered benefit for certain insurance plans. Learn more about billing and insurance.
Schedule an outpatient speech-language or stuttering evaluation
To schedule a speech-language or stuttering evaluation or re-evaluation, please call 800-551-5480. A questionnaire will be sent electronically upon scheduling and must be submitted prior to the appointment.
Schedule a speech-language-listening evaluation for a child who is deaf or has hearing loss and wears amplification (cochlear implant or hearing aid)
If your child is deaf or has hearing loss and wears a cochlear implant or hearing aid, please call 800-551-5480 to schedule a speech-language evaluation.
Schedule outpatient voice evaluation
Please call 800-551-5480 to schedule a voice evaluation. Your child must have been seen by an Otolaryngologist (ENT) prior to this evaluation.
Schedule augmentative and alternative communication evaluation
Please call 800-551-5480 to schedule an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluation. You will be asked to submit your child’s records, including a recent speech-language evaluation report and Individualized Education Program (IEP)/Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
If your child has not had a recent speech-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.
If you have any questions, please call the Speech Intake Coordinators at 800-551-5480.