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.
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.
Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so we have plenty of time to register your child in our system.
- 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
- Patient Registration (PDF)
- Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
English | Spanish
Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families
Our experts in speech and language therapy for kids come from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Glen Mills to offer evaluations, treatment and consultations 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.
Speech and Language Therapy for Kids at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Glen Mills
The pediatric speech-language pathologists (also called "speech and language therapists") at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Glen Mills can help your child improve:
- understanding and expression of language
- language-related learning abilities
- voice control, fluency, articulation and motor speech skills
At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Glen Mills, 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 services for speech and language therapy for kids, including specialized types of diagnostic testing and treatment, are available at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.