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About the program

As part of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital provides services for children of all ages who experience difficulties with speech sound production, resonance, voice, fluency, language, and feeding and swallowing. Diagnostic and therapy services are provided at several Boston Children’s Hospital locations.

Our speech-language pathologists are autonomous providers who have expertise in various communication disorders and swallowing disorders. Staff speech-language pathologists work collaboratively with other professionals on interdisciplinary teams at Boston Children’s Hospital. Referrals typically come from a pediatrician or other physician, parent, teacher, or a child’s treating speech-language pathologist.

Programs and services

Speech and language

Evaluation services are available for concerns with speech sound production, receptive and expressive language, and pragmatic skills. Speech and language evaluations are conducted at the Lexington, Peabody, and Waltham sites. Speech and language therapy is available at our Lexington and Peabody sites.

Follow this link to download a speech-language evaluation intake form. Once completed, return the form by mail or fax to the site that is preferable to you.

Lexington  482 Bedford St. Lexington, MA 02420       Tel: 781-216-2999      Fax: 781-216-2900
Peabody 10 Centennial Dr, Peabody MA 01960       Tel: 781-216-3400      Fax: 781-216-3597
Waltham 9 Hope Ave, Waltham MA 02453       Tel: 781-216-2237      Fax: 781-216-2252

Feeding and swallowing

The Feeding and Swallowing Program at Boston Children’s Hospital specializes in helping infants and children who have difficulty eating and drinking. Please follow this link for more information.

  • Boston: 617-355-7727
  • Waltham: 781-216-2237

Voice and resonance

When there are concerns regarding hoarseness, pitch, loudness, resonance, or respiration, children are often seen in the Voice and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Clinic, where a team evaluation is completed with an Otolaryngologist and Speech-Language Pathologist.

  • Boston and Waltham: 617-355-5116

Voice evaluations may be scheduled individually with the Speech-Language Pathologist when the child has already been evaluated by a medical specialist, e.g., otolaryngologist or pulmonologist, and the specialist makes a referral for a voice evaluation/therapy.

  • Waltham: 781-216-2237