Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic

The Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center evaluates and treats children and adolescents with speech, language and other communication problems. Our specialists thoroughly evaluate your child’s speech problem and provide a detailed, personalized plan. Our goal is to improve your child’s ability to be independent, fully express themselves and increase school success.

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • A leader in speech pathology: U.S. News & World Report ranks Vanderbilt University Speech Pathology graduate program as #1 in the country. Our team of speech-language pathologists works together to create a personalized plan for your child. 
  • Specialized care for challenging disorders: Our licensed speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists specialize in treating challenging disorders, including autism spectrum, down syndrome, hearing, and feeding and swallowing. Our team works closely with your child’s medical team to provide comprehensive services in communication, behavior and social skills.
  • Comprehensive services: We offer your child a wealth of speech and language services. These services include speech and language evaluations; augmentative and alternative communication; feeding and swallowing treatments; and therapies for speech, language and stuttering.
  • Community leader: Our pediatric speech-language pathology program consults with families, professionals, and teachers across Middle Tennessee. They also offer lectures in schools and other locations for teachers and speech-language pathologists. 

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Services We Offer

  • A variety of evidence-based treatment approaches and models, individualized to your child and family’s needs
  • Augmentative and alternative communication training, including adaptive computerized communication 
  • Camp TALKS: A weeklong day camp for children ages 8-16 who stutter. Campers practice communication and social skills.  
  • A preschool for children with autism, which includes development of language, social/play, practical and feeding skills 
  • Parent and family therapy for children ages 6-19, including training to continue progress at home 
  • Preschool language services, including group therapy for children over 2
  • School-age language services for children over 4, including development of reading, reading, writing, and organization skills and school readiness 
  • Therapy for children over 3 who stutter or have other fluency disorders 

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Conditions We Treat

  • Articulation problems, including speech, receptive and expressive language delays
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Children with disorders of resonance, articulation and language resulting from craniofacial anomalies such as cleft lip, palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)
  • Communication problems related to developmental disabilities
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Preschool language delays and disorders
  • School-age language and learning disorders
  • Stuttering and fluency disorders

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Tests We Offer      

  • Comprehensive speech-language evaluation
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders evaluation

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Treatments

  • Feeding therapy
  • Group language and communication therapy
  • Individual and group therapy 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Palin parent-child interaction (PCI) therapy for preschoolers and kindergarteners

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Locations

Vanderbilt Hearing and Speech Pediatric Speech Language Clinic
Medical Center East – South Tower, 6th Floor
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 936-5000
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Vanderbilt Hearing and Speech One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 21000
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 936-5000
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Vanderbilt Children’s Hearing and Speech Franklin
2105 Edward Curd Lane, 2nd Floor
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 936-5000
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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Franklin
919 Murfreesboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 936-5000
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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Speech Pathology Hendersonville
262 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 875-1482
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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Lebanon
1670 West Main Street, Suite 130
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: (615) 875-1482
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Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Care Team

Our specialists are trained and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and may have additional certifications or training. All care is overseen or provided by team members licensed by Tennessee Department of Health. 

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