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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.

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The speech therapy department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3070 during our normal business hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling at 937-641-4000.

conditions we treat:

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auditory processing disorder

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5 percent of school-aged children. Kids with this condition can't process what they hear in the same way other kids do because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate. Something interferes with the way the brain recognizes and interprets sounds, especially speech.

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Dysphagia is difficulty, pain, or discomfort when swallowing. If there is a problem with any of the muscles or body parts involved in the swallowing process, it can make swallowing difficult or even impossible.

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Many young kids go through a stage between the ages of 2 and 5 when they stutter, repeating certain syllables, words or phrases, prolonging them, or stopping, making no sound for certain sounds and syllables. Stuttering is a form of dysfluency — an interruption in the flow of speech.

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delayed speech or language development

It's important to discuss early speech and language development, as well as other developmental concerns, with your doctor at every routine well-child visit. It can be difficult to tell whether a child is just immature in his or her ability to communicate or has a problem that requires professional attention. These developmental norms may provide clues.

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speech and language disorders

A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. A language disorder refers to a problem understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

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prepare for your speech/language pathology visit

Learn what you need to know before arriving for speech/language pathology.

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about speech/language disorders

Discover the types of speech and language disorders.

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additional resources

Connect with resources and support for speech/language related conditions.

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