Speech Therapy

The Department of Speech Therapy at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children addresses the needs of children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulty with communication and swallowing skills. Children are individually evaluated and treated to help them achieve improvement in speech, language, and/or swallowing.

Our therapists offer:

  • Developmental evaluation and treatment
  • Family-centered individual therapy sessions
  • Evaluation/treatment of listening, speech, language, cognitive, social/emotional skills
  • Parent education and home programming to assist in functional communication
  • Information/referral to appropriate community-based resources
  • Consultation with school therapists/educators
  • Assistance with alternative and augmentative communication
  • Evaluation/treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders

Children who may benefit from speech therapy include those with the following conditions:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Feeding disorders
  • Hearing impairment
  • Language disorders and delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Speech disorders and delays
  • Autism
  • Stuttering
  • Oral motor deficits
  • Traumatic injury
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Dysphagia

Specialty programs include:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate*
  • Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Evaluations*

*At St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Main Campus, only.

Outpatient and inpatient services are provided upon physician referral. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (215) 427-5487 at the Main Campus or (215) 884-1128 for Abington.