Communication Disorders

Mission

To support learning by fostering maximum communicative competence in each child and young person by prevention of communications impairments whenever possible; identificationevaluation, and treatment of children with suspected communication deficits; training and support to parents and school staff whether or not the students require direct therapy; referrals to other professionals where appropriate, and follow-up on all referrals made.

Overview

The Department of Communication Disorders is comprised of nearly 100 Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists to support your speech, language and audiological needs.  We service all Detroit Public Schools, registered Head Start locations within city limits, and registered private and parochial sites.

For speech evaluations of children 3-5 years not attending school or to arrange an appointment for an audiological assessment, you may contact the Speech and Hearing Center directly at (313) 494–8601. Please let us know how we can support your child’s communication needs.