Speech Therapy

Jackie Lowe working with child on enunciation.

If you or someone you love has a speech, language, cognitive, or swallowing disorder, turn to Pella Regional Health Center's locations in Pella, Ottumwa and Knoxville for care and treatment. Relearn or build skills with the help of our experienced speech therapists close to home in central and southeastern Iowa.

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapists evaluate, diagnose and treat communication, language and swallowing problems. You can expect treatments to improve your ability to communicate effectively.

Certified Speech Therapists

Rely on the expertise of your speech therapists at Pella Regional. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certifies all our speech therapists.

Conditions We Treat

Ask your doctor for a referral if you need speech therapy to treat conditions, such as:

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Aphasia
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Stroke recovery
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Throat and voice illnesses, especially those of the larynx
  • Traumatic brain injuries
Children's Speech Therapy
Learn more about children's speech therapy and other pediatric rehabilitation services available at Pella Regional Health Center.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Count on your speech therapist at Pella Regional to thoroughly evaluate your symptoms or condition. You may need tests to diagnose your condition and help your therapist decide on the best treatment for you. Then, your therapist creates an individual plan to help you achieve your best possible results.

Treatments & Services

Find a range of treatments and services at Pella Regional to improve your speech and language abilities. Your speech therapist may recommend:

  • Breathing treatments
  • Conversation tools and strategies to help you speak clearly
  • Education for families and caregivers to help with your recovery
  • Exercises to make your throat muscles stronger
  • Speech alternative tools, such as electrical devices and other methods of communication
  • Visual reminders and cues to help with memory or cognitive conditions

Call 641-628-6623 to schedule an appointment with Rehabilitation & Therapy Services at Pella Regional's locations. Or ask your doctor for a referral. 

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