Speech Pathology Department

    The Speech Language Pathology Department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital provides expert services in a variety of communication disorders including: articulation delay/disorders, language delay/disorders, aphasia, apraxia, speech disorders related to cleft lip and palate, speech disorders related to velopharyngeal insufficiency, dysarthria, dysfluency (stuttering), voice disorders, hearing impairment, cochlear implants, auditory processing disorders, placement/assistance with the Passy-Muir speaking valve in patients with tracheostomy, hearing loss, oral motor and feeding disorders, and dysphagia.

    Speech-language pathologists at Arkansas Children's Hospital are available for consultation for neonates to adults on either an inpatient or outpatient basis. Information concerning speech-language pathology services available throughout the state is also provided. In-services on any of the above topics can be arranged for medical staff, parents or interested community members.

    Our mission in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at ACH is to provide comprehensive diagnosis and intervention for the children of Arkansas and the surrounding states. Our main goals include early identification and initiation of appropriate intervention, and most importantly, family involvement and empowerment.

    Care provided at the ACH Speech-Pathology Department includes:

    • Comprehensive evaluation of speech, language and feeding disorders including oral pharyngeal dysphagia, resonance, voice, fluency, apraxia and language-based learning problems
    • Evaluation and treatment for speech and language problems for children with hearing loss, including children with cochlear implants
    • Parent training and education about communication development
    • Onsite training and professional development can be arranged through contract

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