Speech and Language Therapy
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 22276
The Newman Regional Health speech and language program address swallowing problems, speech-language impairments, voice disorders, and stuttering.
Newman Regional Health has speech and language therapists who provide inpatient, outpatient, and in-home services in residents of Emporia, Kansas and the surrounding areas.
Inpatient Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Therapy
The speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.
Examples of issues addressed by the Newman Regional Health Speech and Language program
People who cannot make speech sounds, or cannot make them clearly
- Speech rhythm and fluency problems and stuttering
- Voice quality problems, such as inappropriate pitch or a harsh voice
- Problems understanding and producing language
- Cognitive communication impairments such as attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders
- Oral motor problems causing eating and swallowing difficulties.
Outpatient Speech Language Therapy
Newman Therapy Services (Outpatient)
1024 W. 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 342-4100
Fax: (620) 340-6187
Speech therapy provides services not only for correcting articulation of speech but regaining cognitive aspects of communication as well. Speech therapy also focuses on the swallowing mechanism and how to regain its functional use.
- Receptive language
- Speech function
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Executive function skills
- VitalStim – Pairs electrical stimulation with swallowing exercises to assist in strengthening muscles used in the swallowing process and restoring function.
- LSVT – Lee Silverman Voice Treatment LOUD is a program that improves the communicative abilities by focusing on the vocal loudness of patients with Parkinson’s Disease
- Modified Barium Swallow Study – Allows the therapist to assess the structures and function of the swallow with the use of radiology to determine appropriate diet consistencies, swallowing strategies and therapeutic plan of care.