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Pediatric Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists can evaluate and treat your child with communication disorders. They also offer services for feeding and swallowing disorders.

Services include:

  • Oral-motor feeding evaluations
  • Oral-motor feeding and swallowing therapy 
  • Caregiver training  
  • Augmentative/alternative communication systems
  • Treatment of children with speech or language delays

Our faculty members also work with the Complex AeroDigestive Evaluation Team (CADET) Clinic to evaluate and care for chronically ill children with complex airway (voice box, windpipe), pulmonary (lung), upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach), sleep, and feeding disorders.

Speech-language pathologists Children's Hospital also provide outpatient videofluoroscopic swallow studies. Please see the Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Program for more information regarding this service.

All other outpatient Speech-Language Pathology services are provided through the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    Augmentative/alternative communication systems
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    Caregiver training
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    Oral-motor feeding and swallowing therapy
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    Oral-motor feeding evaluations
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    Treatment of children with speech or language delays
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