Speech and Hearing Professionals
If you are concerned about your baby’s hearing or speech development, there are a number of local resources that work with professionals who can evaluate your child. Consult first with your pediatrician.
Arizona Child Study Center
Programs in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Children’s Health Center of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
124 W Thomas Rd #240
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Evaluates and offers therapy for children with special needs.
Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)
Department of Economic Security, 801A-6
3839 N 3rd St #304
Phoenix, AZ 85012
A state program serving children up to age 5. The wait is lengthy but a specialist will evaluate your child and, if needed, arrange in-home therapy.
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE)
Provides early intervention services for Arizona’s children, newborns-3 years old, who have a diagnosed bilateral, permanent hearing loss and/or vision loss. Services to families are based on individual needs, and may include; but are not limited to: In-home parent support, education and advocacy, educational support focusing on language development and general developmental milestones, Functional Vision Assessment, Orientation & Mobility, pediatric audiology, American Sign Language, speech/spoken language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and feeding therapy as needed. Deaf role models, and connections to parent support groups and other parent-to-parent opportunities are available to families.
ASU Infant Child Research Programs
Community Services Building
P.O Box 1908
Tempe, AZ 85287-1908
Provides evaluations and expert-led toddler playgroups.
Find baby sign language classes in your area.
Desert Voices Oral Learning Center
3426 E Shea Blvd
Phoenix, Arizona 85028
602-224-0598 • oraldeafed.org
Provides parent education programs and auditory training/oral skills training for children birth to three.
Easter Seals Arizona
903 N 2nd St
602-252-6061 or 800-626-6061
Provides early intervention for children with developmental delays.
Southwest Human Development
2850 N 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-266-5976 • swhd.org
Conducts speech/language assessments and provides therapeutic infant and toddler programs, Head Start and Healthy Families Programs.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is a national organization of audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Find information for the general public and a search tool for professionals in your area.
The EAR Foundation of Arizona
Provides hearing evaluation and resources for low-income families with a child experiencing hearing loss.
Provides special education, therapy, and pediatric nursing services for children with disabilities.
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