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Speech Therapy

The Power of Expression

At Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital our speech-language pathologists are an integral member of a patient's team, comprised of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists who develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.

Susan B. Allen speech-language pathologists hold a master's degree in communicative disorders and sciences and are qualified to diagnose, prescribe and provide treatment for children and adults. They are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Kansas.

Who Benefits from Speech Therapy?

Anyone of any age — from birth through seniors — may be referred for evaluation and therapeutic intervention for communication and swallowing disorders resulting from:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Cancer related deficits
  • Head injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • ALS
  • Premature birth
  • Cerebral palsy

Types of Communication Disorders Treated

Speech-language pathologists provide diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for a wide variety of communications disorders. Our therapies include:

  • Articulation — learning proper production of speech sounds
  • Language — helping people to learn or re-learn speech and language skills affecting verbal or written language
  • Voice — assisting persons with voice pitch, volume or quality - LSVT® Certified Therapist on staff
  • Cognition — helping those who have difficulty with problem solving, memory, orientation and organization due to illness or injury
  • Fluency — helping to improve the rhythm of speech
  • Swallowing — assisting persons who have difficulty chewing, sucking, or swallowing food or liquids as a result of illness, surgery, stroke or injury - Vital Stim® Certified Therapist on staff

Services are provided in several settings in the hospital, on an outpatient basis, and in the home through Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital's Home Health Care agency.

For more information about the services provided by the rehabilitation department, please call (316) 322-4580.

720 W. Central El Dorado KS 67042.  (316) 321-3300