Brenner Children’s speech-language pathologists (also referred to as “SLPs” or “speech therapists”) are experts in evaluating infants, children and adolescents for a wide variety of difficulties impacting communication and feeding.

Evaluations utilize age-appropriate toys and activities for each individual patient to keep the visit fun. Caregiver(s) accompany each patient to the evaluation to provide a welcoming sense of security and to share with the evaluator important background information, as well as concerns and observations from the home environment. In these ways, our speech-language pathologists strive for play-based and family-centered care.

Following a comprehensive speech-language or feeding/swallowing evaluation, the speech-language pathologist provides the following information to the caregiver(s):

  • A detailed summary of impressions, results of testing, and any diagnoses made
  • Ideas for a home program, including handouts and/or activities to help empower the family to support the development of needed skills through daily routines
  • Recommendations for treatment and other consultations, if needed
  • Referral of the patient to an appropriate SLP community provider or placement of the patient on our clinic’s scheduling queue

We are able to provide evaluations and recommend treatment for the following conditions:

  • Receptive-expressive language delay or disorder
  • Speech articulation/phonological disorder and delays with speech sound development
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Apraxia and other motor speech disorders
  • Stuttering/fluency disorders
  • Listening and spoken language delays due to hearing loss
  • Brain injury
  • Cleft lip or palate
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder