speech/language pathology services
The speech and language pathologists at Dayton Children’s offer the following evaluation and treatment services to patients and families for:
- Speech and language
- Auditory processing
- Social/pragmatic language
- Fluency (stuttering) Oral motor feeding skills
- Myofunctional (tongue thrust)
- Possy-muir speaking valve for children with tracheostomy
fibro optic endoscopic evaluation of swallow
We work closely with Ear, Nose and Throat specialists on this evaluation. ENT will watch how the child swallows on videotape and then the speech therapist can evaluate their swallow function and determine next steps for treatment.
alternative augmentative communication (AAC)
This is for children up to 21 years old who are unable to effectively communicate their needs, thoughts or feelings through speech due to cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, mental impairment or neurological dysfunction.
modified barium swallow studies
Modified barium swallow studies in which a speech and language pathologist works with the radiologist to evaluate oral and pharyngeal structure and function for swallowing. Suggestions for alterations in positioning, food presentation or diet are given to the physician after the study.
summer therapy sessions
We offer summer speech therapy programs for patients who are already receiving services at their school during the year. If you are interested in continuing your child’s therapy during the summer please speak with your primary care physician to receive a referral. We will perform an evaluation during each spring before beginning these services with your child during the summer.