Speech-Language Pathology

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Lurie Children’s offers comprehensive and individualized care to children and adolescents with communication and feeding-swallowing disorders. As one of the Midwest’s major referral centers, we care for children with a variety of pediatric speech, language and feeding-swallowing disorders.

Our clinicians evaluate and treat children at a number of outpatient centers in the metropolitan Chicago area. We also offer services to children during their hospitalization in most hospital units, including the neonatal intensive care unit and the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit.

We believe in family-centered care, which means we involve the whole family in a patient’s treatment plan. From bringing family members into care plan meetings, to providing support and distraction to a patient’s siblings, we do our best to help fit our care within your lifestyle. Visit Family Services to learn more.

The Lurie Children’s Difference

We recruit the most highly qualified pediatric speech-language pathologists. Each clinician is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and maintains the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Many of our clinicians also maintain affiliation and membership with other professional groups or hold specialty certifications.

Our speech-language pathologists complete intensive competency training in specific areas to continue to develop their high levels of expertise. In addition to patient care, our team members actively participate in research, mentorship, education and community outreach.

Specialty Teams

Our specialty teams are comprised of speech-language pathologists who have completed intensive competency training and use the latest evaluation and treatment techniques supported by scientific literature.

Learn more about our specialty teams:


Speech-language pathologists participate in a number of multidisciplinary hospital programs to support your child’s comprehensive health care needs:

Meet Our Specialists

The speech-language pathologists at Lurie Children’s have many years of experience evaluating and treating patients from infancy through adolescence.

Learn more about our specialists’ qualifications and interest areas.

Make an Appointment

Please call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) to make an appointment. Speech-language and feeding therapy is available at the following locations:

Please contact the Speech-Language Pathology Department with any questions at speechdepartment@luriechildrens.org.