Medical Specialties

Speech and Language Therapy for Kids


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 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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