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We found 7 speech therapists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Kansas City, KS.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Ms. Kelli Williams' specialty is speech therapy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Ms. Lynn Hawk's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Hawk honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4200 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
 

Ms. Megan Friedman works as a speech therapist in Kansas City, MO. Ms. Friedman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2400 Pershing Road; Garden Level, Suite G10
Kansas City, MO
 

Ms. Heather Whitsitt is a speech therapist in Kansas City, MO. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Whitsitt honors.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard Msc 4043; 2032 School of Nursing
Kansas City, KS
 

Mr. Jeffrey Searl is a speech therapist. Mr. Searl accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Ms. Elizabeth Loy is a speech therapist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 2032 School of Nursing, Mail Stop 4043
Kansas City, KS
 

Ms. Debora Daniels' area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Daniels is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is a treatment that helps people of all ages who have problems speaking and using language. The professionals who provide speech therapy are called speech and language pathologists, or sometimes just speech therapists. Speech therapy is often associated with children, and many kids do need extra help overcoming speech disorders such as a lisp or a stutter. However, older patients also often rely on speech services, for instance after a stroke.

The issues that are treated in speech therapy can be broadly broken down into three main categories. They are:
  • Speech disorders, which affect the voice and the ability to form sounds properly or speak fluently. Examples include dysarthria, stuttering, and vocal cord polyps.
  • Language disorders, which are problems with either saying or understanding spoken words. Examples include autism and pragmatic (social) language disorders.
  • Swallowing disorders, including drooling and difficulty swallowing. Since speech therapy involves treatment for the muscles of the mouth and throat, some swallowing disorders can be treated by speech therapists.

The way speech therapy is conducted depends greatly on the age and needs of the patient being served. Therapy may be conducted one-on-one, in a small group, or in a classroom. Standardized testing is often used to evaluate speech. Depending on the patient, therapy may include games, conversation, role playing and storytelling, flash cards, or singing. The speech therapist sometimes assigns exercises for the patient to practice at home.

There are many causes for speech disorders, and they are surprisingly common. Speech therapy is an effective treatment that helps these patients communicate their thoughts and feelings with others.