Dayton Children’s speech/language pathology department specializes in evaluating and treating problems such as articulation, oral motor, voice and language disorders in kids and teens. We are completely pediatric focused and provide a comprehensive approach to speech therapy and work on functional goals with your child to help them advance their communication skills.
When you come to see one of our speech and language pathologists at Dayton Children’s, you can be assured that you are seeing experts in pediatrics. Their sole focus is on kids and teens, making them experts in knowing how to work with your child. All of their continuing education is around pediatric techniques ensuring that we are using the most up to date and proven speech therapy methods for our patients.
Our staff hold master’s degrees and are licensed by the State of Ohio. We also employ one of only 19 pediatric board recognized specialists in swallowing and swallowing disorders in the world.
The Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders is a national board which provides recognition to speech-language pathologists with advanced knowledge and skills for evaluating and treating children with swallowing disorders. Dayton Children’s Hospital supports specialty recognition, employs speech-language pathologists who hold the credential, and encourages all speech-language pathologists on staff to strive to achieve this recognition.
A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first speech therapy visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling.
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Make a referral
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday