Hearing, Speech and Learning Specialists at Children's Hospital Colorado
At Children's Hospital Colorado, we strive to meet your child's and family's needs for information, recommendations, and support through evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Our experts ensure your child receives the latest and best in care.
Hearing, Speech and Learning staff include audiologists, deaf education specialists, speech and language specialists, and learning specialists. These experts are ready to share with you the latest information about childhood hearing, speech and learning conditions, as well as the causes and treatments for those conditions. Whether your child is a newborn or a teenager, all our talent and resources are focused on you and your child.
Your Care Team
Using specialized equipment and technology, an audiologist evaluates your child's hearing. He or she may also recommend and fit hearing aids and other amplifying devices to help your child hear to the best of his or her ability. An audiologist provides on-going management for children with hearing loss, monitors a child's progress in listening and hearing development, and works with teachers and speech and language specialists to help your child achieve his or her best hearing and language development.
Deaf Education Specialist
A deaf education specialist, along with the speech and language specialist and aural habilitation audiologist, helps families establish developmental and educational goals for their child. The deaf education specialist will help you understand communication options, auditory training techniques and educational placement and school options available.
Speech and Language Specialist
Children who need help in developing speech-language and communication skills will meet with a speech and language specialist. He or she will evaluate and assess your child's communication needs and abilities. The speech and language specialist will help you understand the various communication choices available for teaching your child with a family-centered approach to intervention.
Children who have specific learning disabilities will meet with the learning specialist. He or she will evaluate and assess reading, written language, and math disorders. A learning specialist can provide therapy to help improve study skills and remediate learning disorders. He or she will also work in consultation and coordination with other service providers and school personnel.