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Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy

Speech therapy helps children communicate in everyday life. 

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Our speech-language pathologists build compassionate relationships with our patients and their families, offering personalized therapies at conveniently located clinics across the Twin Cities metro area – more than any other health system. If your child is having difficulty communicating with others – whether the problem results from speech, language, cognition, or voice – we can help. 

Our Approach

Did you know that mouth or throat abnormalities that cause speech issues may also cause feeding difficulties? Our speech-language pathologists can also help your child with feeding issues caused by medical conditions. 

Our team of speech-language pathologists will evaluate your child and design a customized therapy plan that fits your child’s needs. Areas of focus may include:

  • Alternative communication methods, such as electronic devices and sign language
  • Tests to measure how well your child hears and understands words/sounds
  • Aural (hearing) rehabilitation to help children with hearing loss (including children with cochlear implants) learn to understand sounds and develop spoken language
  • Behavior management and social communication
  • Speaking clearly (articulation)
  • Disfluency/stuttering
  • Executive function, including memory, new learning, problem-solving, attention to task
  • Feeding issues
  • Reading comprehension
  • Language delays
  • Voice quality and use
  • Written expression

In addition to therapy offered at our outpatient clinics, our speech-language pathology team will develop a home therapy program for you to use at home with your child. Your child’s customized speech therapy plan may include:

  • Child- and family-centered care with parent involvement
  • Play-based activities with modeling and prompting of language at age-appropriate level
  • Skilled support and hands-on techniques to guide your child in learning new skills or regaining skills
  • Instruction and recommendations for home practice
  • Individualized motivation based on what works for your child
  • Video swallow studies

 

Conditions We Treat

Treatments, Tests, and Programs

Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy

If your child has issues with speech, language, cognition or voice, our therapists are here to help. Speech-language pathologists are therapist specially trained to work with your child to improve the ability to communicate with others.
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Pediatric Feeding Program

M Health Fairview offers our Pediatric Feeding Program, and we're committed to providing you with personalized, breakthrough care.
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Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation Program

M Health Fairview offers our Pediatric Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation Program, one of the country’s largest pediatric otolaryngology/audiology programs.
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NICU Follow-Up Program

M Health Fairview offers our NICU Follow-Up Program. Our providers specialize in personalized, family-centered care for the smallest babies and the most complex cases.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Assistive Devices
  • Voice Therapy
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