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for Speech, Voice, and Language Problems

Speech, Voice, and Language Problems
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Concerns regarding speech sound production or articulation, ability to understand speech, including following directions, vocabulary development, ability to use speech to name items, express needs and engage in age-appropriate conversation: Consider referral to local intermediate school district or Early On for initial eval. Provide copies to consultant.
2)Resonance (nasality heard in speech, whether hyponasal or hypernasal (velopharyngeal dysfunction): obtain UM speech language pathology evaluation with nasometry prior to appointment.
3)Behavioral, play and social skills as they relate to language development: Speech language pathology evaluation. Consider Behavioral Pediatrics evaluation.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit  
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe Contact clinic nurse for urgent appointments.
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See Careweb.
External Patients: Hand carry results including hard copies or diskette of any imaging studies to visit.
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-362-9555
Patients: 734-936-5730
Clinic Location Sites 1) Taubman Health Care Center
2) Livonia Center for Specialty Care
3) Speech & Language Pathology
UM Consulting Physician General Otolaryngology Faculty - Pediatric
Revised on: 08/20/2009