Director: Cheryl Foster
For Information: 620-252-1505
Rehab Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 to 5:00 pm
Some kids have trouble saying certain sounds or words. This can be frustrating because others may have trouble understanding what they're trying to say. Adults can also suffer from speech difficulty due to certain diseases, stroke and others. The good news is that there's a special kind of therapist that can help people of all ages with different speech and language disorders – a Speech Therapist.
Speech-language therapy is the treatment of individuals from pediatrics to geriatrics with speech/ language disorders. Speech-language pathologists are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. Speech-language pathologists typically treat problems in the areas of articulation; dysfluency; oral-motor, speech, and voice; and receptive and expressive language disorders. A Speech-language pathologist will also address swallowing dysfunctions affecting nutritional intake.
Individuals may require speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons:
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive. Receptive disorders refer to diffi culties understanding or processing language. Expressive disorders include difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
CRMC offers Speech Therapy by a highly trained, and certified Speech Pathologist. For more information on how to make an appointment, please call the Director of Rehabilitation Services.