Care at 8 locations
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.
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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.
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:
- Neonatal and Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Program
- Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Program
- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Program
- Gastroenterology Feeding Program
- Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Program
- Cleft Lip and Palate Program
- Cochlear Implant Program
- Voice Disorders Program
- Brain Tumor Program
- 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Program
- Speaking Valve Evaluations
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 mychart.luriechildrens.org 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 email@example.com.
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park
2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox
1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Rehabilitation Services at Westbrook
Westbrook Corporate Center
11301 West Cermak Road, Suite 100
Westchester, Illinois 60154
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Grayslake
1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (Rte. 120)
Suite 285, Pavilion C
Grayslake, Illinois 60030-2012
Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester
Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154
Lurie Children’s Health Services - Arlington Pediatric Therapy
3105 N. Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.