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Speech and Language Problems in Children

Children learn speech and language skills at different rates. However, sometimes a child is further behind than normal, and experiences speech and language problems.

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Speech Language Pathology + Audiology

The Department of Speech Language Pathology + Audiology at Tufts Medical Center offers comprehensive care to pediatric patients with speech, hearing and language issues.
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Doctors + Care Team

Douglas F. Roth, M.M., M.A., CCC-SLP

Douglas F. Roth, M.M., M.A., CCC-SLP

Title(s): Associate Director, Voice and Swallowing Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2887
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Adult and pediatric voice disorders, care of the professional voice, adult and pediatric breathing disorders such as paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder/vocal cord dysfunction and chronic cough, swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer

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Joy P. Wilmouth, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

Joy P. Wilmouth, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

Title(s): Speech Language Pathologist; Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Pediatrics, infants, hearing loss, cochlear implants, hearing aids, listening and spoken language

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Kelly A. Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP

Kelly A. Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP

Title(s): Speech-Language Pathologist; Graduate Externship Coordinator Supervisor
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5220
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Care for the pediatric acute inpatient and outpatient population, dysphagia, feeding disorders, tracheostomy tubes & speaking valves, cleft lip & palate, speech language delays/disorders

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class pediatric teaching hospital shouldn’t make you and your child feel small.  At Floating Hospital for Children our littlest patients are our biggest priority. This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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A child in the pediatric emergency department at Floating Hospital for Children.

Floating Ranks With the Best

The Leapfrog Group gave Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts Medical Center an “A” rating for outstanding patient safety in 2014.

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Floating Hospital for Children has a strong history of innovation.

A Fresh Breath of Air

Floating Hospital for Children began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.

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