Pediatric Speech Therapy

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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:

Programs & Evaluations

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

Our Specialists

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


To make an appointment with one of our specialists, please follow one of the steps below.

Make an Appointment Online

  • Existing MyChart users: If you have a Lurie Children's MyChart account, log in at to schedule your appointments.
  • New Patients Non-MyChart users: Please fill out our Online Scheduling Form to schedule an appointment online or request an appointment. After you request an appointment, a MyChart account will be set up for you to schedule appointments online.

Make an Appointment By Phone

Please call 1.800.KIDS DOC (1.800.543.7362).

Preparing for Your Visit

For information about what to expect at your Speech-Language Pathology appointment, click here

For any questions, please contact the Speech-Language Pathology Department at

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Lurie Children’s offers a one-year clinical fellowship opportunity for recent Speech-Language Pathology graduates.

Please check back for more information. We will begin accepting applications when openings become available.

Speech-Language Pathology Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in helping within our department. We offer volunteer positions at Lurie Children's Main Hospital, the Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park and Rehabilitation Services at Westbrook.

Volunteers help with day-to-day operations in our department and help with projects such as making age-appropriate therapy materials and activities, cleaning toys, and equipment and restocking supplies. Volunteers are also provided with opportunities to observe speech-language therapy sessions.

If you are interested in applying for one of our volunteer positions or learning more about volunteering, please visit the Volunteer Resources page.


Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500

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