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Programs & Services

Speech Language Pathology - Pediatric

Assesses and manages children aged 0 - 17 years with communication, feeding and swallowing disorders due to a medical condition.

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologists focus on both communication and feeding and swallowing issues of children.

Communication issues may result from: 

  • Delayed or disordered articulation (pronunciation)
  • Trouble understanding or using language
  • Speaking in a non-fluent manner (stuttering)
  • Speaking with an unusual voice quality or pitch

Feeding and/or swallowing problems associated with structural and motor disorders affecting the mouth, throat, airway, and digestive system and/or suspected aspiration and children with these issues may also benefit from a speech language therapist consultation.

Problems may include:

  • Trouble coordinating swallowing with breathing
  • Congestion during and/or after feeding
  • Changes in colour or state during feeding
  • Weight loss; choking; coughing
  • Gagging during meals
  • Frequent or lengthy colds / congestion or refusing food 

Communication difficulties due to a complex medical condition are followed by specialized clinics at the Stollery Children's Hospital (e.g., Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, Tracheotomy Clinic, or Oncology Clinic) which include an interdisciplinary approach to care.

Contact Details

Stollery Children's Hospital

Location Info
Unit 1G1.11, Speech and Audiology
8440 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available.


Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm


Closed weekends and holidays.

Service Providers May Include
speech-language pathologists (SLPs).

Service is targeted to:

  • Children from 0 to 17 years with speech, language, feeding and/or swallowing problems as a result of a medical condition.
Referral Needed

A physician referral is required.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.