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Children's Voice and Swallowing / Speech Pathology

As part of the UMMC Center for Voice and Swallowing, our specialists diagnose and treat children affected by speech, voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. We also help children with speech and language problems caused by developmental delay or brain injury.

Our team uses cutting-edge medical technology to identify the cause of the problem and develop a treatment plan. Ear, nose and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) and speech-language pathologists work closely with dietitians, gastroenterologists, neurologists, radiologists, rehabilitation physicians, surgeons and pulmonologists to test and treat children of all ages.

Our speech, voice and swallowing services include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Speech/language evaluation and treatment
  • Fiber-optic scope examination
  • Pediatric craniofacial evaluation and treatment
  • Stroboscopy (slow-motion freeze-frame photos of the vocal cords)
  • Voice healthcare for vocal performance groups
  • Strengthening exercise program
  • Respiratory retraining
  • Educational resources for patients and their families