Speech therapists work with a range of human communication and swallowing disorders in individuals across the lifespan. Therapy gets people back to living their most meaningful lives, by restoring the highest level of independence possible, with the things that are most important to the individual. At the most basic level, this means restoring the ability to complete daily activities such as eating/drinking safely, communicating wants/needs, understanding the speech of others, and being able to use their voice. In addition, SLP's provide training and education to family/caregivers and work collaboratively with other professionals to ensure they're providing the best possible care. Ultimately, the goal of a speech therapist is to get their patients back to normal functioning, or to live better with-injury, illness, or disability. SLP's have holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the therapy to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
Talk to your doctor about your needs. In order for an Speech-Language Pathologist to evaluate you, you must have a physician's order. Speech-Language therapy is a service that is covered by most medical insurance plans. Our SLP is currently accepting patients at Scott County Hospital and at Park Lane Nursing Home.
Scott County Hospital's Speech-Language Pathologist Can Address:General rehabilitation to regain strength and coordination of muscles for swallow following illness/trauma/disease/injury
Expressive/Receptive language therapy
Voice therapy for patients suffering from Parkinson's or other diseases/disorders
Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy
Social communication development
Recommendations for diet and swallowing strategies to maximize independence and safety
Caregiver education and recommendations following dementia diagnosis /cognitive decline
Cognitive-Communicative therapy targeting memory, problem-solving, attention, organization
Communication boards/AAC device development for nonverbal or limited verbal patients
Pediatric therapy to address articulation, feeding, delayed language, social/language concerns with Autism, and much more!
Meet Our Speech-Language Pathologist
|Hannah Scheetz M.S. CCC-SLP|
|Hannah Scheetz is a Speech-Language Pathologist and recent graduate of Kansas State University's Master's Program. She is originally from Newton, Ks. and attended K-State for both her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and graduate studies. Hannah worked as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) during her undergraduate career providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum. She is certified in Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT), and facilitated a Stroke Support Group and Parkinson's Support Group while working on her externship at Clay County Medical Center. Hannah has conducted therapy for both pediatric and adult populations and has provided direct intervention in the following areas; language, speech/articulation, feeding, swallowing, cognitive - communication deficits, stuttering, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, voice, and Augmentative/Alternative Communication. Hannah has a passion for serving others and looks forward to working with individuals in this community to improve their day to day lives. Hannah lives south of Oakley with her husband, Mason, who is a farmer and rancher. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys traveling (her goal is to make it to all 50 states!), cheering on the Wildcats, and spending time with family.|
|Jaclynn Ward M.S. CCC-SLP|
|Jaclynn received her Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University in 2018. Jaclynn holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). Through her professional career, she has gained experience providing therapy in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, and school settings. Jaclynn has worked with individuals and families impacted by strokes, traumatic brain injuries, dementia, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disorders, and developmental delays. Jaclynn is particularly passionate about researching best practices for those affected by swallowing disorders, dementia, and adult communication disorders. In her free time, Jaclynn enjoys spending time with her family, watching the Chiefs play football, and baking.|