Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy

Our Approach

Speech therapy helps children communicate in everyday life. Our speech-language pathologists build compassionate relationships with our patients and their families, offering personalized therapies at conveniently located clinics across the Twin Cities metro area – more than any other health system. If your child is having difficulty communicating with others – whether the problem results from speech, language, cognition, or voice – we can help. 

Did you know that mouth or throat abnormalities that cause speech issues may also cause feeding difficulties? Our speech-language pathologists can also help your child with feeding issues caused by medical conditions. 

Our team of speech-language pathologists will evaluate your child and design a customized therapy plan that fits your child’s needs. Areas of focus may include:

  • Alternative communication methods, such as electronic devices and sign language
  • Tests to measure how well your child hears and understands words/sounds
  • Aural (hearing) rehabilitation to help children with hearing loss (including children with cochlear implants) learn to understand sounds and develop spoken language
  • Behavior management and social communication
  • Speaking clearly (articulation)
  • Disfluency/stuttering
  • Executive function, including memory, new learning, problem-solving, attention to task
  • Feeding issues
  • Reading comprehension
  • Language delays
  • Voice quality and use
  • Written expression

In addition to therapy offered at our outpatient clinics, our speech-language pathology team will develop a home therapy program for you to use at home with your child. Your child’s customized speech therapy plan may include:

  • Child- and family-centered care with parent involvement
  • Play-based activities with modeling and prompting of language at age-appropriate level
  • Skilled support and hands-on techniques to guide your child in learning new skills or regaining skills
  • Instruction and recommendations for home practice
  • Individualized motivation based on what works for your child
  • Video swallow studies

Pediatric conditions we treat

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Cognitive (thinking and learning) issues
  • Developmental delays
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Neurological disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Find out if speech therapy is right for your child. Contact your child’s primary care physician for a referral to Fairview Pediatric Therapy.

Care Team