Speech-Language Pathology Services
The K-State Speech and Hearing Center provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapy services for a wide range of communication disorders across all age groups. Areas evaluated and treated at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center include:
- Articulation due to developmental or acquired conditions
- Language including the impact of hearing loss or Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Stuttering and voice disorders
- Acquired language and cognitive impairments post stroke, trauma and/or disease
- Accent reduction and language differences
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
Following a diagnostic evaluation, a treatment plan is developed to meet the individual's needs. Individuals are scheduled for therapy and all speech-language services are supervised by licensed speech-language pathologists.
The Enhancing Auditory Responses to Speech Stimuli (EARSS) Program is offered at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center. The program addresses the auditory processing skills of individuals diagnosed with auditory processing deficits. Program activities address processing speech sounds in isolation and across words, processing speech in background noise and processing speech that requires binaural integration.
The K-State Speech and Hearing Center also has two Certified LSVT-LOUD speech-language pathologists. Although the intervention is primarily for people with Parkinson's disease to improve the quality and loudness of their voice, individuals with other neurological causes may benefit.
Services are provided to individuals without regard to age, race, color, sex, national origin or religion, handicapped or veteran status. Concerns regarding clinical services should be directed to the clinical director (Melanie Hilgers) or the program director (Robert Garcia).