About Our Program:
Through Kennedy Krieger's Speech-Language Department, speech and language pathologists (SLPs) offer assessments and treatment to children in the toddler through adolescent age range. Children seen at the clinic receive complete, in-depth speech language evaluations from a SLP, accompanied by a hearing screening offered by an audiologist. Depending on the outcome of the evaluation, SLPs may request that the children receive referrals to health professionals in such areas as medicine, mental health, cognition, education, behavior management, motor or sensory areas. Alternatively, SLPs may function as part of an interdisciplinary team, coordinating findings and recommendations with other professionals. The clinic also offers treatment focused on helping children and their parents learn strategies for improving functional communication and oral motor or feeding/swallowing skills. Treatment sessions may be offered jointly with other departments, as appropriate.
Primary Program Goals:
- To provide thorough speech and language evaluations to children ranging in age from toddlers to adolescents
- To make referrals for children to utilize services of other health professional services as needed
- To provide treatment to help children and their parents learn strategies for improving functional communication and oral motor or feeding/swallowing skills