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Speech Pathology and Audiology

Providing state-of-the-art communication, hearing, and swallowing services to children of all ages.

Duke Children’s Speech Pathology and Audiology offers the highest level of individualized speech, language and social communication services to children of all ages. Our clinicians use a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach involving technologically advanced instrumentation that allows them to obtain the most accurate and useful diagnostic and therapeutic measurements for patient care. We offer a wide range of specialized training and experience, including bilingual clinicians who are available to provide services in the child and family’s native language.


Duke Children's Speech and Audiology recognizes that every child is unique. Our clinicians are equipped with the specialized training and expertise necessary to provide services that are tailored to each child’s particular strengths and challenges. We provide a comprehensive, full range of assessment, diagnostic, treatment, consultative, and educational services to pediatric patients with speech, language, hearing, cognitive, and swallowing disorders which incorporate the following:

  • Frequent communication and collaboration with the child’s family, medical team, school, and other specialists.
  • Compassionate, individualized care for the child and family in a warm, friendly environment.
  • Establishment of a strong relationship with the child that includes continuous follow-up throughout the treatment process.

Our services and programs include:

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Services
Duke Children's speech pathologists offer expertise in the specialized areas of feeding and swallowing disorders. We use advanced instrumentation in our evaluation and therapy plans. Additionally, we offer comprehensive and individualized therapies, including: 

  • Pediatric feeding evaluation and treatment
  • Clinical swallow evaluation
  • Videofluoroscopic swallow study
  • Swallowing treatment

Pediatric Hearing Services
Duke Children's provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment services for children of all ages. Our goal is to improve communication, hearing, and other auditory disorders through education, new technology, and innovative approaches to care. Our pediatric hearing services include:

  • Auditory brain stem response testing
  • Central auditory processing disorder evaluation
  • Comprehensive diagnostic auditory (hearing) assessment
  • Hearing aid evaluations and fittings

Pediatric Communication Services 
Duke Children's speech pathologists specialize in evaluating and treating speech, language, cognitive, and fluency disorders that affect communication. We offer advanced technology and expert skills to diagnose and treat a variety of disorders that affect pediatric patients, including: 

[Please visit DukeMedicine.org for information about our adult services.]


Duke's Speech Pathology and Audiology staff consists of speech pathologists, audiologists, a rehabilitation engineer, a coordinator of research and development, computer project manager, a systems user analyst, and support personnel.

All speech pathologists and audiologists provide care based on competency-based credentials and level of expertise. All clinical staff:

  • Have either a doctoral or master's degree in Speech Pathology or Audiology from an accredited college or university
  • Are licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Hold, or are working towards, the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech pathology or audiology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association

Duke Children's Speech Pathology and Audiology is fortunate to have a wide variety of instrumentation and tests to assist in providing state-of-the-art evaluation and management of patients with speech, language, hearing, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.

Staff pride themselves in their collaboration with medical staff, allied health professionals, and administration in addition to the patient and family to meet the needs of those served.

Clinic Hours and Location

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919-668-4000
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duke Speech and Audiology
Duke Clinic 1-I
200 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919-684-3859
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lenox Baker Children's Hospital
3000 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
Tel: 919-684-6669
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Appointments and Contact Information

  • For appointments, please call our office directly at 919-684-3859.