Brenner Children's offers families and their children comprehensive evaluation and therapy services for a wide variety of speech, language, cognitive, communication and feeding difficulties. Our team of specialized speech-language pathologists provide evaluation and therapy services from birth through adolescence in the following areas:

Speech and language therapy

We specialize in evaluating and treating children with a wide range of speech and language disorders, including delays in speech development and verbal language abilities. Learn more.

Feeding and swallowing therapy

We specialize in treating babies and children who have dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing foods, liquids, medications, or even saliva. Learn more.

Cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders

Our speech-language pathologists provide speech, language and feeding therapy for infants and children who have a cleft lip or palate. Learn more.

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

We perform evaluations for children with AAC needs and assist with device selection. Learn more.

Auditory-Verbal Therapy/Listening and Spoken Language services for Children with Hearing Impairment

Our experienced provider of auditory-verbal therapy (AVT), Elizabeth Tippette, MSP, CCC-SLP, empowers families of children with hearing loss to help them learn to listen and talk. Through close partnership with Wake Forest Baptist's pediatric audiologists and cochlear implant team, we support patients to utilize optimized hearing technology in order to access and develop listening and spoken language.

Learn more about the possibilities of listening and spoken language through A.G. Bell Academy and Hearing First.

 Speech Language Pathologists

High Quality, Family-Centered Care

All of our speech-language pathologists hold national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure from the state of North Carolina. Also, many are Beckman Oral Motor Approach certified, certified lactation consultants, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach trained, Board Certified Specialists in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), VitalStim® Therapy certified, registered MBSImP® clinicians, and/or National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) members.

In addition to being highly trained, they use a family-centered approach focused on empowering caregivers to use techniques and strategies outside of the therapy setting so that goals can be met across environments.