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We provide evaluations and speech therapy for children from birth to young adulthood, encouraging the best possible health and communication skills for your child.

Speech-Language Pathology

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Speech-Language Pathology Services team provides speech and language evaluations and speech therapy for children from birth to age 21. To provide your child with the best care possible, our services are:

  • Based on the most current speech pathology research and best practices
  • Provided in a family-centered care environment

We treat patients with:

  • Receptive language delays or disorders – Difficulty understanding others
  • Expressive language delays or disorders – Difficulty using language to talk to others
  • Social-communication disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders
  • Cognitive-linguistic deficits, such as brain injury
  • Articulation and phonological disorders – Difficulty producing speech sounds correctly
  • Motor speech disorders, such as apraxia – Difficulty coordinating muscle movements to produce speech
  • Voice disorders – Problems with the voice, such as hoarseness or loss of voice
  • Resonance and airflow disorders, such as speech problems that may occur for children with cleft palate
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Fluency disorders, such as stuttering 
  • Hearing loss, who may benefit from aural habilitation or rehabilitation 
  • Severe communication disorders, who may benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) 

It is also important to have your child's hearing evaluated to rule out hearing loss. To schedule a hearing evaluation, please contact the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Pediatric Audiology Service.

New Outpatient Appointments

New Outpatient Appointments

Before your child's first Speech-Language Pathology Services appointment, please:

  1. Complete a Case History Form (PDF - English / Spanish)
  2. Return the completed Case History Form to our department by either:
    Fax:
    (650) 736-3406
    Mail:
    LPCH, Rehabilitation Services Department
    Speech-Language Pathology Services
    321 Middlefield Road
    Suite 130
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

Associated Clinics

We also provide speech and language services in other Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford clinics: