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Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy

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Overview

As medical Speech-Language Pathologists, we have specialized training and expertise in evaluating and treating infants, children, and adolescents with speech, language, voice, fluency, and oral feeding/swallowing disorders. Early speech-language, and oral feeding intervention can help your child reach their full potential and be as independent as possible in school, in the family, and in the community.

We have one focus: kids

We are dedicated to providing the best care for your child and family.  We will provide a thorough evaluation and a plan for treatment to meet your child’s needs.  If you have concerns about your child’s ability to communicate effectively or eat safely, your physician may recommend an evaluation with speech-language pathology.  Speech pathology services are available at the Akron campus and designated satellite locations in the area.  We look forward to working with you.

Reasons for Referral to Speech Pathology

  • Oral motor feeding/swallowing disorders
  • Receptive-expressive language delays/disorders
  • Speech-Articulation Disorders
  • Fluency disorders, including stuttering
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Reading and written language disorders, including dyslexia
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Augmentative/Alternative communication
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip or palate

 

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Speech Therapy

330-543-8257

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Rehabilitative Services
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Speech Therapy, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
6505 Market St.
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Rehabilitative Services, Hudson
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty & Urgent Care
5655 Hudson Drive
Hudson, Ohio 44236
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Our Doctors/Providers

Infant Therapy Program

The Akron Children's Hospital Infant Therapy Program provides complete evaluation and treatment for infants and children (birth to 3 years) who have delays with development or who are at risk for developmental delays. The team works closely with the developmental pediatricians at Akron Children's. These specialized services are available upon referral from your child's pediatrician.

A number of factors may place your child at risk for developmental delays. Some common factors include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Prematurity
  • Congenital or chromosomal abnormalities
  • Persistent irritability
  • Lack of active movement
  • Poor feeding skills
  • Poor weight gain

The Infant Therapy team is a group of specialists who will assess your child's abilities and, if necessary, recommend a treatment program designed for your child. Their ultimate goal is to assist you in helping your child achieve daily skills such as eating, moving, talking and playing. Our specialists will evaluate your child in the following areas:

  • Physical therapy: Posture and movement
  • Occupational therapy: Visual skills and the use of hands
  • Speech pathology: Oral feeding, listening and vocalizing
  • Dietary: Nutrition and growth
  • Social work support: Accessing community resources

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