The Speech-Language Pathology Department at Arkansas Children’s provides comprehensive assessment and management in the areas of feeding/swallowing, oral-motor function, and speech-language-cognition. 

    Services are provided to all units of the hospital including:

  • General medical floors
  • Intensive care units
    • Burn Unit
    • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
    • Imtermediate Care Unit
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Progressive Rehabilitation Unit

A physician order is required for a patient to receive inpatient Speech-Language Pathology services. 

    Services provided include evaluation and management in the following areas:

  • Developmental care in the NICU
  • Cognitive-linguistic evaluations
  • Feeding/Swallowing evaluations– including both clinical bedside swallowing evaluations and videofluoroscopic swallow studies
  • Passy Muir
  • Comprehensive speech-language evaluations