Speech-language pathology services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center include comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, consultations, parent counseling, and treatment for children with communication or feeding / swallowing disorders.

Because each child’s needs are unique, our staff consists of specialists in all areas of the field. Therefore, each child is evaluated and treated by an expert in his or her specific disorder.

Following an evaluation and determination of the problem, our speech-language pathologists develop an individualized plan of care. This may include a recommendation of individual therapy or group therapy. Those children who do not have the physical prerequisites for speech may be trained to use an augmentative communication device.

We consider family members to be an integral member of the treatment team. Therefore, family members are asked to observe sessions through our closed-circuit system in order to learn how to work with your child at home. Additional instructions for practice between sessions are given after each session.