Speech & Language Therapy

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At Nemours, our pediatric speech and language therapy programs treat children with hearing impairment, cochlear implants and birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. Our specialists also work with children who have other general speech and language disorders or delays. We also work directly with you, the parents, to help transition your child's newly learned skills into your family’s home for quicker, longer-lasting results.

 
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A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

Speech therapy programs also work with children who have other general speech and language disorders or delays, including:

  • articulation disorders, which are difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that other people can't understand what's being said
  • fluency disorders, which include problems such as stuttering
  • resonance or voice disorders, which include problems with the pitch, volume or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what's being said
  • dysphagia (swallowing disorders) or other oral feeding difficulties relating to weak oral muscles
  • receptive language disorders, which refer to difficulties understanding or processing language
  • expressive language disorders, which include difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way (pragmatic language skills)
  • auditory neuropathy

Speech therapists can facilitate sign language development as a means of communication in children who are not verbal due to developmental delay or hearing loss. They also offer coping and compensatory strategies for children with auditory processing disorders.

Bryn Mawr

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 542-3300

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Returning Patients
 
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Access the pediatric speech & language therapy expertise of Nemours in our facility at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr. We offer skilled, certified experts, convenient hours and Nemours’ excellence in care.

Our Bryn Mawr pediatric speech and language pathologists (also called speech and language therapists) evaluate, treat and provide consultation for children with a variety of conditions that affect communication, feeding and swallowing. Children seen for speech services may include those with significant hearing impairments or cochlear implants, developmental delay, speech delay and autism.

The pediatric speech & language therapy specialists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, can help your child improve:

  • understanding and expression skills of language
  • language-related learning abilities
  • voice control, fluency, articulation and motor speech skills

We can also assess your child’s oral feeding skills, help your child learn to eat and drink more safely, and provide any needed education for your family — to help make mealtimes more enjoyable and less stressful for you, your child and your whole family.

Additional pediatric speech & language therapy services, including specialized types of diagnostic testing and treatment, are available at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.

Therapy Services Recognized for Commitment to Care
Nemours has the only pediatric outpatient therapy services program in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), demonstrating our commitment to provide the highest quality patient care.