Since 1972, the Beaumont Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders has helped thousands of children with speech and language impairments find their voices. Our highly trained Beaumont Children's Hospital speech and language therapists use advanced techniques to help children achieve maximum communication capability, functional capacity and social potential.
These dedicated therapists are clinically certified and state-licensed specialists in the area of childhood speech and language disorders. Beaumont's Speech and Language Pathology department is a recognized training center for physicians and graduate level students in the field.
We offer specialized speech and language therapy treatment for children from 12 months to 10 years old. The program includes:
Parents are an important part of the Beaumont Children's Hospital speech and language therapy program from the very start. The first step for new patients is a diagnostic evaluation completed by specialized speech and language pathologists. These therapists then share the standardized test results with the parents. Diagnostic impressions and recommendations are discussed with parents and an individualized treatment program is developed for each child based upon parental input and the severity of the communication disorder.
We offer individual speech and language disorder treatment sessions up to three times a week until the child achieves his or her 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 new skills in a group setting, building confidence and advancing the child toward his or her goals.
Speech and language pathologists treat many childhood speech disorders and related conditions, including:
The Treatment Scholarship Plan utilizes funds donated by Lions and Lioness clubs of Southeast Michigan to help local children obtain care through the Beaumont Children's Hospital Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders. Families are approved based upon financial need as outlined by the Lion-Lioness Beaumont Advisory Board. Partial coverage of treatment costs may be provided for up to one year. In addition, a discount is offered to families who do not have speech as a covered health plan benefit.
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.