Speech-Language Programs

Speech-language pathologists participate in a number of multidisciplinary hospital programs to support your child’s comprehensive health care needs. Review the program listing below to learn more.

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Aerodigestive Program

A multi-disciplinary team of specialists in Lurie Children’s Aerodigestive Program treat diseases of the respiratory and upper digestive tract, including the lips, mouth, tongue, nose, throat, vocal cords, esophagus and windpipe.

Aural (Re)Habilitation Therapy Program

Lurie Children's Aural (Re)Habilitation Therapy Program therapists specialize in helping children with hearing loss maximize the benefit they receive from their hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Brain Tumor Program

Lurie Children’s Brain Tumor Center offers highly specialized, state-of the-art care for children with brain tumors​, the most common solid tumor diagnosed in children.

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair Program

Our multidisciplinary team lead by plastic surgeons provides a full spectrum of care to children with cleft lip and cleft palate from birth through adulthood.

Cleft Palate Speech & Resonance Program

Lurie Children’s Pediatric Speech-Resonance Team is a multidisciplinary program specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with resonance disorders.

Cochlear Implant Program

Lurie Children’s Cochlear Implant Program is one of the largest pediatric implant and most experienced programs in the world, performing more than 1,000 cochlear procedures since 1991.

Feeding & Swallowing Therapy Program

If your child is experiencing feeding and/or swallowing difficulties, schedule an evaluation with a speech-language pathologist with Lurie Children's Feeding & Swallowing Therapy Program to develop a plan for treatment.

Feeding, Swallowing & Nutrition Disorders Program

Lurie Children's Feeding, Swallowing & Nutrition Disorders Program evaluates and treats children with conditions that include dysphagia, feeding aversion, failure to thrive and related disorders.

Fluency & Stuttering Therapy Program

Evaluations at Lurie Children's are done by speech-language pathologists certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and specializing in diagnosing and treating preschool, school-age and adolescents who stutter.

Neonatal & Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic

Lurie Children’s Neonatal & Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic is a developmental follow-up service, supporting your child’s development from infancy through preschool.

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Program

Lurie Children's Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Program specialists are trained in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing and disorders of the structures of the lips, tongue, jaw, cheeks and palate.

Speech & Language Therapy Program

Lurie Children’s Speech-Language Team specializes in evaluating and treating children from birth to 18 years of age who have difficulty communicating for a variety of reasons.