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Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs)—or speech therapists—assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, communication, and feeding and swallowing disorders. UNC Children’s pediatric SLPs work with infants, children, teens, and young adults from birth through young adult.

Supporting Speech & Language Development

UNC Children’s offers comprehensive speech-language assessments, customized intervention strategies, and follow-up services. Find help for:

  • Speech disorders – Difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently, including stuttering and articulation disorders
  • Language disorders – Difficulty understanding others or sharing thoughts, ideas or feelings either verbally or through writing
  • Communication disorders – Difficulty having conversations with others (social communication disorders) or organizing thoughts and paying attention (cognitive communication disorders)
  • Medical and developmental conditions that may affect communication

Feeding & Swallowing Evaluation & Treatment

Find comprehensive evaluations and personalized interventional treatments to help your child get the nutrition s/he needs from UNC Children’s multidisciplinary feeding team. Learn more about our approach to treating feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia).

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If your child is inpatient and you have questions about our child life offerings, please ask your nurse

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