Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy

Speech therapy focuses on improving a child’s overall communication skills. This includes understanding language, using language, and articulating words. It also includes caring for children with oral motor and feeding disorders, hearing impairments, voice disorders and stuttering.

After a thorough assessment of your child, the speech-language pathologist develops a treatment plan that includes the parent/caregiver, plus consultations with the child’s doctors and other health care providers. Our pediatric speech-language pathologists work closely with your child to help them safely and gradually gain, regain or continue their communication skills.

Individual therapy sessions, based on the child’s needs, are available Rockford and Harvard, IL, and Lake Geneva and Janesville, WI.

Speech-language therapy helps with:

  • Articulation delays
  • Motor speech difficulties (apraxia)
  • Language delays
  • Oral motor weakness
  • Feeding and swallowing delays and difficulties
  • Sensory and motor-based difficulties
  • Developmental delays
  • Hearing impairment

Pediatric speech-language therapy is provided by physician referral only.

Find a Provider

Providers available for this service:


Javon Bea Hospital—Riverside

8201 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Phone: (815) 971-7000

Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth

Hwys. 50 and 67, N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 245-0535
Toll-Free (800) 637-2901

Mercyhealth Rehabilitation Center

1000 Hayes St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Phone: (815) 943-2975
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