The Hearing and Speech Clinic at Children's Mercy provides evaluations, consultations, parent counseling and therapies for children with communication or feeding and swallowing disorders.
The health care providers you will work with are called speech-language pathologists (sometimes shortened to speech pathologists or SLPs). Speech pathologists help children develop communication skills and work with problems with speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing and fluency.
After your initial evaluation, your care team will work with you to create a plan for your child’s unique needs. Together, the speech-language pathologist and your family will work towards your child’s goals in therapy sessions and through practice at home.
Speech-language pathologists at the Hearing and Speech Clinic do many evaluations, including: