Since 1972, the Speech and Language Pathology Department, Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders has helped children with speech and language impairments learn to achieve their maximum communicative, functional and social potential.
A diagnostic evaluation is completed by specialized Beaumont Children's Hospital Speech and Language Pathologists. Parents are provided with the standardized test results. Diagnostic impressions and recommendations are discussed with parents during a parent conference. An individualized treatment program is developed for each child and is based upon the child's severity of communication disorder.
We offer individual speech and language disorder treatment sessions 1 to 3 times a week until the child achieves their treatment goals. Parent observation and education continue throughout the treatment program. Home programs are designed to enhance the child's progress outside the clinic environment. Specialized group programs help each child practice their new skills in a group setting, thus providing the child with success and confidence.
Our nationally accredited staff members are clinically certified and state-licensed in Speech and Language Pathology and are specialists in the area of childhood speech and language disorders. In addition, our department is a recognized training center for physicians and graduate level students in speech and language pathology.
For over 31 years the Lion's Clubs of Southeast Michigan have helped to give voices to the children of Beaumont's Childhood Speech and Language Department. Watch one parent's experience with a difficult diagnosis for her child and the help that came from our Speech and Language Department and the Lion's Club.
Specialized treatment for children between the ages of 12 months and 10 years. The program includes:
Beaumont Health Center
4949 Coolidge Highway
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield
6900 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
John A. and Marlene L. Boll Center for Human Development
Neighborhood Club, Second Floor
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Stacey and Craig Peiser started to notice that their then one-and-a-half-year-old son, Hunter, was having trouble expressing himself verbally. They decided to speak with Hunter's pediatrician. After an evaluation, Hunter was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech.