PEDIATRIC SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SCREENINGS:
The Speech-Language Department at Wamego City Hospital will sponsor free pediatric speech-language screenings. The screenigns will hlep identify if your child has developmentally appropriate speech and language skills. Results will provide basis upon which you can determine whether additional services would be appropriate. For children ages 2-10.
Times available by appointment only by contacting the Therapy Department at the number listed below.
Speech therapy can benefit people with conditions such as, stroke, brain injury or developmental language delays. It also helps people learn new ways to communicate, breath or swallow, and concentrate, remember and process new information. At Wamego City Hospital, we have a Certified Speech Therapist that can help with speech, language, and swallowing dysfunctions. Speech therapy services are offered to outpatients as well as patients in the Swing Bed Program.
A written order for speech therapy is required from your healthcare provider.
Meet our Speech Therapist, Kate Conwell, CCC-SLP
Wamego City Hospital is please to welcome Kate Conwell to the therapy department. Kate will expand the availability of Speech Therapy Services to the community.
As the speech-language pathologist, Kate provides a wide range of services to patients of all ages who exhibit difficulty with communication, cognition, or swallowing. Speech difficulties may result from autism, stroke, head injuries, or developmental delays.
As a native of Wamego, Kate stated, "I am excited to be back in my hometown and working to make a difference in the community I was raised in".
Kate received both her Bachelor's and Master's degree from Kansas State University. After graduation, Kate was employed at Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri, where she worked with victims of stroke and traumatic brain injury. Her experience includes evaluation and treatment of swallow function, voice, cognition, and communication. Additionally, Kate has clinical experience with pediatric evaluations and treatment of articulation and language disorders.
"I really like the culture of Wamego City Hospital", said Kate. "Everyone has been very welcoming and I am looking forward to making an impact."
You can contact Kate to learn more about speech therapy benefits and treatment options at 785.458.7211.