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Providing child-centered therapy.

Lauren Hartsook, M.S., CCC-SLP offers clinic, community-based and online diagnostic and treatment services for children ages birth to 18. We understand children learn best when their interests are engaged and the therapy activities are meaningful and motivating. We spend time getting to know our clients and their families and align our therapy goals and activities with our client's preferences. We value open communication and aim to be a trusted resource for the families we serve.

Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield! 

Now offering Myofunctional Therapy!

Who would benefit from myofunctional therapy or "myo"?

Signs and symptoms that you or your child would benefit from myo include:

  • Mouth breathing

  • Snoring

  • Speech difficulties

  • Tongue thrust (lisp)

  • Tongue and lip ties

  • Thumb sucking/extended pacifier use

  • Orthodontic relapse

  • Teeth grinding/clenching

  • Jaw pain

  • ADHD

  • Bedwetting

  • Night terrors

  • Digestive problems

 
 

Services

Speech

Articulation Disorders • Phonological Delays & Disorders 
  • Speech that is hard to understand

  • Difficulty saying certain sounds

  • Distorting sounds like 's' and 'r'

  • Leaving sounds off the end of words

  • Limited repertoire of sounds

  • Substituting sounds (like saying "tat" for "cat")

Language

Receptive Language • Expressive Language • Late Talkers •Social Communication Skills
  • Limited words or vocabulary

  • Difficulty following directions

  • Trouble asking/answering questions

  • Difficulty combining words into phrases​

  • Challenges with grammar or word order

  • Difficulty using correct pronouns

Myofunctional Therapy

Orofacial myofunctional therapy includes therapeutic exercises/therapy to strengthen and habilitate facial and tongue muscles for optimal function. Goals include improving: nasal breathing, resting tongue posture, lip seal, optimal chewing and swallowing patterns.

This can also include pre and post frenectomy care.


Pediatric Feeding

Lauren has completed advanced feeding courses to provide pediatric feeding therapy. This includes FeedThePeds and TalkTools courses. She also has specialized training in tethered oral tissues and oral motor function. Feeding therapy (with a twist of myo) is provided for children ages 6 months and up.

Evaluations

Evaluations may include parent interviews, a speech-language sample, observation, standardized assessments, and therapist-client interaction. The evaluation process allows me to develop an understanding of your child's strengths and challenges to guide individualized recommendations. Following the evaluation, in collaboration with parents, we will develop a treatment plan and therapy goals. 

Therapy

Taking a child-centered approach, every session is individualized to your child's goals, abilities, and preferences. I understand children learn best when they are engaged and having fun; therefore, every session will incorporate evidence-based strategies along with interactive, hands-on activities. Parents are encouraged to be a part of the therapy process and will be provided with tools for practice at home. 

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Get Started Today!

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Contact Lauren Hartsook Speech Therapy where you will speak directly with me, Lauren Hartsook, owner, and speech-language pathologist. I will answer your questions and make recommendations for the next best steps.

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In most cases, we will begin with an evaluation to understand your child's unique profile and identify his or her strengths and challenges. Your initial session is also a chance for us to collaboratively develop a treatment plan and goals.

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Once therapy begins, each session will be individualized to your child's preferences and goals. Clients typically attend sessions 1-2 times a week for 30-45 minutes. I will take regular data to measure progress and ensure we are achieving your child's goals. 

"You must first teach a child he is loved. Only then is he ready to learn everything else."
-Amanda Morgan

 
Location

CLINIC • SCHOOL & DAYCARE •TELETHERAPY

Office:

517 Broadway Street, Concordia, KS 66901

Virtual sessions available 

School and daycare services are based on therapist availability

 

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About me

Hi! I'm Lauren Hartsook. I'm a mom of 2 and a pediatric speech-language pathologist and orofacial myologist. I have experience working with children of all ages in clinic and public school settings.

In my free time (what is that?), I enjoy spending time with my family, drinking coffee, and watching The Office reruns.