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Speech and Language Evaluation, Treatment and Management

Children’s National Hospital speech-language pathologists are trained to evaluate speech and language from birth to young adulthood. We use both standardized and informal measures to assess overall performance and skills. We utilize different techniques, depending upon your child's developmental/chronological age.

Our evaluations may include:

  • Case history
  • Parent interview
  • Patient interview
  • Hearing screening
  • Oral motor examination
  • Behavioral observation
  • Clinical observation
  • Trials of speech generating devices
  • Norm referenced testing

If you suspect your child needs a speech or language evaluation, contact us at 202-476-5600.

Speech Treatment and Management

We provide support for children and families as they navigate the transition from diagnosis to treatment for a variety of speech disorders. This includes parent education/training and coordination of care with other providers. 

Speech Disorders

Language Treatment and Management

A language delay is a type of communication disorder. Your child may have a language delay if they don’t meet the language developmental milestones for their age. They may have trouble expressing themselves, interacting with peers/adults or understanding others.

Language Delay Basics