Note: the Speech Clinic has transitioned from KU HealthPartners, Inc. to KU School of Health Professions faculty practice as of July 1, 2019.

Coronavirus Update

To minimize risk for patients, staff, and students, the clinic is closed at this time and is not expected to open before the end of spring semester 2020 in late May.

For questions regarding clinic services, to be placed on a waiting list, or for other questions please call 913-588-5937 (711 TTY) or email the clinic.

Speech-Language Services at KU Medical Center

Who we are

The clinic offers comprehensive services to people with communicative disorders throughout the Kansas City area. All services are supervised by clinical faculty who maintain the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and who are licensed through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

In addition to providing comprehensive services to individuals with communication disorders, the clinic also provides professional clinical training for graduate students in KU's speech-language pathology programs.

Building upon this relationship with the KU Department of Hearing and Speech, the clinic provides KU students with opportunities for essential experience in a modern clinical setting.

Services we offer

The clinic provides diagnostic and treatment services in the following areas:

  • Accent modification
  • Articulation/phonological disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Speech and resonance disorders related to cleft lip/palate
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Fluency
  • Head and neck cancers/laryngectomy
  • Language acquisition
  • Language disorders
  • Neurogenic communication disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice Disorders

What is a speech-language pathologist?

Speech disorders occur when a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with his or her voice or resonance. Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings.

Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, work to help children and adults facing impairments in speech, language, swallowing and social communication.


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Request an appointment using our online form or call 913-588-5937 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule a visit to the clinic.

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Appointments with the clinic may require a physician's referral. See information for patients.

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The Hearing and Speech Clinics are located at the KU Medical Center. Please see the maps and directions page for more information.

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3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

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Mail Stop 3039
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160