Speech therapist working with patient

Treating speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders

Our Speech-Language Pathologists use the latest treatments and therapies to help patients improve their quality of life.

About Our Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists provide evaluation and treatment services to those with speech, language, voice, cognitive and swallowing disorders.

Our pathologists, located at clinics in Johnson and Miami counties, provide specialized testing and treatment based on each patient's needs. Specific diagnostic services include videofluoroscopic swallowing studies, instrumental analysis of vocal function and standardized cognitive/achievement testing may also be completed. VitalStim is a treatment that can be used to assist patients with difficulty swallowing. The Visi-Pitch equipment provides visual and auditory feedback to those with voice disorders.

Common conditions that may require a Speech-Language Pathologist are:

  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Memory impairments
  • Decreased cognition
  • Aphasia
  • Voice problems
  • Neurologic diseases
  • Stroke and head injuries

Specialty Rehabilitation Programs

  • The Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services Department offers the LSVT BIG and LOUD program with the focus on improvement of movement and voice in patients with Parkinson’s disease. There are LSVT-certified therapists in each discipline of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy within Olathe Health.

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  • Olathe Health offers a multidisciplinary approach to Pediatric Therapy for children of all ages.

    Our Physical and Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists have experience in orthopedics and neurological conditions with a pediatric population. Our therapists works with the child to create an environment of care that is fun and therapeutic and meets their goals personally and developmentally.

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Pediatric Therapy for Children of All Ages

Our Physical and Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists offer a multidisciplinary approach to Pediatric Therapy.

Our therapists and pathologists have experience in orthopedics and neurological conditions in the pediatric population.

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Jenna and her two-month-old Skyler with Speech Language Pathologist Genna Miller

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Speech Therapy Helps Two-Month Old Skyler Feed

When two-month-old Skyler had trouble latching and was choking on her milk, mom Jenna Miller reached out to Olathe Medical Center. With help from a Speech Therapist and Lactation Consultat, Skyler now has no trouble eating and is a happy, healthy little girl.

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