Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy Program
The Spaulding Pediatric Rehabilitation Centers provide high-quality evaluations, coordinated care and intervention for children with speech-language disorders, delays and disabilities. Family members play a key role in our team-based approach and are involved every step of the way. Working hand-in-hand with families, physicians and specialized clinicians, we make sure each child gets the support and state-of-the-art services they need to succeed. Our clinicians have advanced training and experience working with diagnoses including:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Genetic Syndromes
- Articulation and Motor Speech Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Neurological Disorders
- Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
- Phonological Disorders
- Craniofacial abnormalities
- Semantic and/or Pragmatic Language Disorders
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Sensory Integration Disorders
- Feeding or Swallowing Problems
As part of the growing need in our community, our Spaulding speech and language pathologists perform evaluations for adults with developmental disabilities who are both non-verbal or have limited verbal skills. In addition, the communication and technology services are offered through the Pediatric Augmentative Alternative Communications Services to provide comprehensive evaluations and interventional strategies for children and young adults needing alternative or augmentative means of communication through use of a variety of different communication devices.
Approach to Care
Whether a child needs a single therapy or a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program, our pediatric rehabilitation specialists develop a customized care plan to ensure the best possible results. In helping our patients reach their potential, our staff addresses the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of each child, laying the foundation for the continuing development of abilities and the experience of success. Clinicians work with pediatric specialists, referring physicians, schools, the family and the child to set goals and review progress. We also help families identify additional services and resources available to them within the healthcare system and in their communities.
At Spaulding, our therapists and other rehabilitation professionals provide coordinated rehabilitation for children with a wide variety of developmental delays, injuries, illnesses and disabilities. Our experienced clinicians listen carefully to what each child and parents have to say to create a therapy program that engages and excites the child.