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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 complete and submit an intake form for a speech-language evaluation. Note: Please have everything you need ready when you begin the intake as you cannot save your work and return later.

Once submitted, your evaluation request will be reviewed, and you will be contacted within two to three weeks about scheduling.

If you have questions about services at specific sites, please use the contact information below:

Lexington 482 Bedford St.,
Lexington, MA 02420
Tel: 781-216-2999 Fax: 781-216-2900
Peabody 10 Centennial Drive,
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
Brookline 2 Brookline Place,
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: 781-216-2237 Fax: 781-216-2252

Feeding and swallowing

The Feeding and Swallowing Program 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