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Pediatric Speech and Language Services

Pediatric Speech and Language Services, part of the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Therapy Center, focus on parent education for language stimulation techniques used with pediatric patients (newborn and up). Our pediatric speech and language services teach parents strategies that help promote language skills, modeling of appropriate techniques, and collaboration with other providers such as schools, day care, and Early On.

Pediatric Speech & Language Services

Our multi-disciplinary therapy staff has extensive training and experience in treating children with communication disorders. Services include:

Pediatric rehabilitation Speech Therapy at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • Evaluation and/or treatment
  • Family and caregiver education
  • Collaboration with other providers

Who Uses Pediatric Speech and Language Services

Children with a diagnosis of:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sensory dysfunction
  • Feeding disorders
  • Autism
  • Birth-related conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Genetic conditions
  • Post-concussion
  • Speech/language delay due to medical diagnosis

Evaluation and/or Treatment of Childrens' Speech & Language Disorders

To be seen, a patient must first have his or her condition evaluated by a physician who writes a prescription for evaluation and/or treatment.

  • Case history
  • Auditory comprehension
  • Behavior/cognition
  • Expression - verbal and graphic
  • Oral motor
  • Feeding
  • Articulation
  • Hearing screen
  • Voice/fluency
  • Pragmatics
  • Gestural communication
  • Language
  • Training for use of augmentative communication device

Family and Caregiver Education

Family involvement is a key component of our speech and language program. We provide training and support to ensure the child’s treatment is able to continue at home, at child care, and in other settings.

Also Available at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

We may recommend other specialists and programs available at Mary Free Bed. Psychology, videostroboscopy, and videofluoroscopic swallow study are among the other services available. The Rehab Technology Center can provide an augmentative communication evaluation.

Contact Pediatric Speech and Language Services

For more information or to make a referral, contact Mary Free Bed's Pediatric Speech & Language Program:

616.242.0366 or  800.668.6001


Outpatient Referral Form

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