Ask for a Referral

If your doctor recommends therapy to treat your condition, ask for a referral to LMH Health. For more information, call a location near you.

Speech-Language Therapy

Turn to LHM Health in Lawrence, Kansas, for speech-language therapy for all ages. You’ll find expert care for concerns related to speech, language, thinking, and swallowing – so you can feel more confident and connected to the world around you.

Conditions We Treat

Speech-language therapy can help you or your child with:

  • Cognition and memory problems – Trouble thinking, remembering, or paying attention
  • Language problems, including aphasia – Trouble understanding or communicating through speaking or writing
  • Review your health history
  • Ask about your strengths, challenges and goals
  • Examine your mouth
  • Check your ability to understand and respond to speech (cognitive communication)

Assess your language, speech and/or swallowing abilitiesSpeech problems – Difficulty making sounds or words

  • Articulation disorders – Problems with pronunciation
  • Fluency disorders, including stuttering – Problems speaking smoothly, without interruption or sound repetition
  • Voice disorders – Abnormal voice quality, volume or pitch
  • Swallowing problems (dysphagia) – Difficulty eating or drinking

Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

Visit our health library to learn about speech and language development and discover signs of a speech or language delay.

Patient-Centered Care

Enjoy one-on-one attention from a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) who cares about your well-being and progress. Expect your SLP to use his or her expertise to diagnose your condition and create a care plan specific to your needs.

Your First Appointment

Your first appointment with an LMH Health SLP includes a thorough evaluation. Depending on the reason for your visit, your SLP may:

  • Review your health history
  • Ask about your strengths, challenges and goals
  • Examine your mouth
  • Check your ability to understand and respond to speech (cognitive communication)
  • Assess your language, speech and/or swallowing abilities

Then you’ll work together to develop your treatment plan.

Expect your first appointment to last 45 to 60 minutes.

Services

Access a wide range of diagnostic tools and treatment options, including:

  • Aphasia group – Offers ways to improve listening and speaking skills in a small group
  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy – Helps you build or relearn cognitive skills, such as learning, remembering, and paying attention
  • Modified barium swallowing study – Examines how your mouth, throat, and upper esophagus work as you swallow
  • Speech-generating devices (SGDs) – Say letters, words or messages you select
  • Speech therapy – Uses activities and oral exercises to help you improve your ability to speak and make certain sounds
  • Swallowing therapy – Makes swallowing safer and easier by adjusting your position and/or helping you improve strength or coordination
  • VitalStim® Therapy – Uses mild electrical impulses to strengthen the muscles you use to speak and swallow
    • LSVT LOUD® – Helps people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions use a strong voice to speakVoice therapy – Helps you produce better-quality sounds with less discomfort

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