Specializing in the assessment & treatment  of pediatric & adult communication disorders

LAWRENCE, KS

Specializing in the assessment & treatment

of pediatric & adult communication

disorders

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Welcome to Speech Solutions, where it is our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of those with communication disorders. We provide affordable, professional, and highly effective research-based therapy services to children, teens, and adults. We aim to make effective communication accessible, fostering confidence with meaningful communication so that clients can thrive in every aspect of their daily lives. We have adopted a collaborative approach because we believe community and family are at the heart of building successful and long-lasting changes.

 
 

At Speech Solutions, we specialize in thorough assessments to determine the exact nature of the speech-sound disorder. We determine how and why a client is having difficulty producing certain sounds. From there, we create goals and resolve the articulation errors through meaningful and individualized therapy focused on:

  • Teaching correct placement for sounds

  • Fixing errors that impact intelligibility

  • Parent coaching and training to carryover skills into the home

  • Building confidence to freely express yourself

For children and adults with language disorders, understanding what people say, interpreting the message, and then formulating a correct response can be challenging. We get to the heart of each client's challenges and provide individualized therapy to increase expressive and receptive language skills for functioning at home and across social, academic, and professional environments. We provide treatment to increase success for:

  • Language comprehension skills

  • Combining words together in meaningful ways

  • Expanding grammatical knowledge

  • Developing a more extensive and more descriptive vocabulary

  • Following directions and answering questions

Navigating the social world can be overwhelming, especially for kids and adults with social and pragmatic disorders. Understanding emotions, interpreting and using humor, making friends, and responding appropriately in all social situations are significant parts of our daily communication skills. We help clients:

  • Develop skills to navigate their social world 

  • Learn to play games and build turn-taking skills

  • Manage conflicts and promote resolutions

  • Build social-emotional awareness and knowledge

  • Understand non-verbal communication and social cues

  • Build meaningful relationships

Executive functioning is the ability to plan, organize, remember, and execute tasks. Throughout the day, executive functioning skills are necessary for everything we do, especially at work and school. For many, staying organized in a busy environment is challenging. Successfully finishing a task and being productive can be even more daunting. We help our clients learn how to:

  • Attend to tasks

  • Organize information

  • Recall and strengthen memory skills

  • Transition between tasks

  • Complete projects

Lisa Graves is an educator at heart and has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her graduate degree from the University of Redlands in Southern California. She has experience in various settings and has worked in private practice, schools, home health, and hospital settings providing acute, inpatient, and outpatient care. Lisa is a well-rounded therapist with extensive experience, which translates into a knowledgeable approach and excellent care. 

 

Lisa brings authenticity and enthusiasm to her treatment sessions, connecting with clients and creating a space for her clients to feel empowered and valued. Her mission is to provide research-driven therapy that is always engaging and functional. She is passionate about helping people communicate and provides clients with practical and valuable strategies that are easily incorporated into everyday routines. Lisa believes there is nothing more important than being able to interact and connect with others in meaningful ways. Communication and social skills are the foundation for building relationships and engaging with the world around us. Lisa wants all her clients to find their voice and to feel confident. 

 

Lisa knows that strong relationships and personalized care are essential to achieving positive outcomes for her clients. Her collaborative approach aims to connect families to community resources and create open communication lines with other allied professionals involved in a client’s treatment. 

 

In her free time, Lisa is a mom and huge sports fan who enjoys watching her family play baseball. She loves spending time with her family and three dogs, reading, exercising, and scrapbooking.

 

"Only through communication can human life hold meaning."

-Paulo Freire

THERAPY IS PROVIDED WHERE IT WORKS FOR YOU

IN-HOME

PRESCHOOLS & DAYCARES

ONLINE

We specialize in providing community-based evaluation and therapy services for speech, language, social skills, and executive functioning skills. Services are provided wherever is most appropriate and convenient for you. in your home, via teletherapy, and in preschools and daycares. Every session is thoughtfully planned for each specific client and includes fun and functional evidence-based approaches, often involving parents to ensure our clients achieve lasting success.

SERVICE AREAS

Douglas County: Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, Lecompton

Shawnee County: Topeka, Silver Lake, Rossville, Auburn, Berryton, Dover, Tecumseh, Wakarusa

Jefferson County: Oskaloosa, Valley Falls, Ozawkie, Meriden, Perry, Winchester, Nortonville, McClouth

Leavenworth County: Tonganoxie, Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth, Bonner Springs, DeSoto, Linwood

 
  • Douglas County: Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, Lecompton

  • Shawnee County: Topeka, Silver Lake, Rossville, Auburn, Berryton, Dover, Tecumseh, Wakarusa

  • Jefferson County: Oskaloosa, Valley Falls, Ozawkie, Meriden, Perry, Winchester, Nortonville, McClouth

  • Leavenworth County: Tonganoxie, Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth, Bonner Springs, DeSoto, Linwood

Speech Solutions provides evaluation and therapy services for children, teens, and adults. We currently are in-network providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas and Humana

 

We also accept private pay clients and provide superbills for clients seeking out-of-network insurance reimbursement. Speech Solutions is committed to serving our community and making sure quality services are accessible to those who need them. Please contact us to discuss our private pay options and to learn more about out-of-network reimbursement. 

 

Give us a call! During our initial phone call, we will discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and provide guidance on the appropriate next step. If a referral from your doctor is needed to begin services, we will assist you in getting the necessary paperwork.

During our initial session, we will use a variety of assessment tools to develop a comprehensive understanding of each client's skills, challenges, and preferences. From there, we will develop a plan of care with individualized therapy goals.

Once therapy begins, we will take regular data to monitor progress towards achieving your goals. The length and frequency of our therapy sessions will be determined by each client's and family's needs and goals. 

Our goal is to help every client meet their goals! Every aspect of our therapy is aimed at achieving developmentally appropriate skill levels in the most efficient and effective way. 

CONTACT

Phone: 785-550-7481

Fax: 785-274-8179

info@speechsolutions.co

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