The Marie Carls Communication Disorders Center at Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center is dedicated to the identification, treatment and prevention of language, speech and hearing problems in children of all ages. The
goals is to provide individualized diagnostic and treatment programs for children within the medical setting which provides a wide range of other specialties for referral when needed.
A full range of inpatient and outpatient services are provided by a highly qualified, experienced staff of speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide the specialized care necessary to achieve their full communicative potential.
Complete diagnostic services are provided for:
Language disorders and delays including nonverbal behavior
Speech production problems
Speech fluency disorders
Language-based learning disabilities
Central auditory processing disorders
Feeding and swallowing disorders
Communication problems related to closed head injuries
Diagnostic services for hearing impairment include state-of-the-art equipment which assist in identification of the type of hearing loss present. In addition, a mobile audiology clinic travels to out-state areas to provide a complete battery of services.
A full range of treatment services provided by speech-language pathologists and audiologists who participate in continuous professional development includes:
Treatment programs designed to meet the individual needs of children exhibiting any type of communication disorder
Hearing aid selection and related services for hard-of-hearing and deaf children from birth on
Hearing aid sales and dispensing
Auditory training and hearing therapy
Cognitive retraining for closed head injuries
Training for auditory processing disorders
Cochlear implant mapping, training and management
In addition, staff provides educational referrals, referral for other services as needed, recommendations for educators and other specialists working with your child.
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