Medical Specialties

Speech and Language Therapy for Kids at Phoenix Children's


The Frances H. McClelland Rehabilitation Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is made up of a comprehensive team of pediatric trained physicians, nurses, and  therapists who care only for growing children. Among the specialties of our rehab program for kids is the Speech and Language Therapy Program - offering services tailored specifically to the needs of each child.

Our pediatric trained speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat children of all ages on their feeding/swallowing, cognition, and communication.  They use a comprehensive, family-centered, goal-oriented plan of care. 

Common conditions leading to speech-language therapy

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neurological conditions
  • Developmental delay
  • Respiratory/cardiac conditions
  • Cochlear implants
  • Oral motor/oral sensory feeding difficulties
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Augmentative communication and assistive technology 

Speech-language therapy treatment plans

  • Receptive/expressive communication
  • Speech/articulation/phonology
  • Alternative Augmentative Communication
  • Oral motor
  • Feeding
  • Swallowing
  • Aural habilitation/listening
  • Cognitive communication 

Program Director

Elizabeth Linos, OTR/L, MS, MBA, OTD

Contact Us, Appointments & Referrals

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most major insurance plans are accepted. The Phoenix Children’s authorization department will verify benefits prior to start of therapy.

A physician order is required. 

For scheduling during business hours, call (602) 933-0980

For physicians who need immediate assistance, call the One Call line at (602) 933-3627 (DOCS)

Fax  (602) 933-2465

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