Inpatient 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
- Videofluoroscopic swallow studies
- 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 for chronically ill children with complex airway (voice box, windpipe), pulmonary (lung), upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach), sleep, and feeding disorders.
Outpatient speech therapy
Speech-language pathologists in 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.
Our therapists are involved in several outpatient clinics within Children’s Hospital:
- Center for Child Development
- Cleft and Craniofacial Center
- Down Syndrome Clinic
- Hemophilia Clinic
- International Adoption Clinic
- Spasticity Clinic
- Spina Bifida Clinic
- Weight Management Clinic
We understand that children should be treated in the least restrictive environment to achieve their best level of independence. For some children, this means treating them during preschool. Our Department is the provider of therapy services at the Susan Gray School and First Steps, which are inclusive early childhood education programs.
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