We do a detailed evaluation to understand your child’s condition and any forms of treatment that may help.
Your child will see a speech-language pathologist who has extensive training in the specific concerns that apply to your child. Depending on your child’s needs, we might arrange for your child to see providers from other Seattle Children’s clinics.
After the evaluation, we provide you with resources, such as:
- A report to share with your child’s doctor and their speech-language pathologist (if they already have one at school or in the community) about what we found and what we recommend
- Activities or strategies you can use at home to improve your child’s communication or swallowing
- Aids like picture boards to help your child express themselves
- Recommendations about where to get therapy in the community based on your family’s needs, including your child’s condition and where you live
At our South Clinic in Federal Way, we can provide short-term outpatient speech-language therapy, except autism therapy. If your child is also seeing physical or occupational therapists at the South Clinic, we work with them to make sure your child gets complete, coordinated care.