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: About Us

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(From left to right): Sandy Keener, Au.D., CCC-A, John Ferraro, Ph.D., and Lauren Mann, Au.D., CCC-A, are three of the Hearing and Speech Clinics directors.

Meet the Clinic Staff

Our Mission

The mission of the KU Medical Center Hearing and Speech Clinics is to provide the best services possible and serve as an educational resource for future top clinicians. The clinics strive to deliver the highest-quality care to patients and to instruct future leaders to provide the same high quality of care. We also aim to be an educational resource for the community to raise awareness regarding speech and hearing issues and their effect on daily living.

The clinics seek to improve quality of life and well-being for the whole person via services provided and/or through appropriate referrals. Associated with a major academic health center, the clinics have access to many referrals and resources that may be necessary following the patient's evaluation.

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

Two locations serve Kansas City and surrounding areas: one at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and one at KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kan.. Please see maps and directions page for more information.


Visits to the clinic are available by appointment only. Request an appointment.

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Request an appointment using our online form or call 913-588-5937 to schedule your visit to the clinic.

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

What is KU HealthPartners?

KU HealthPartners was originally incorporated in 1994 as KU School of Nursing, Inc. In 1999, the name was changed to reflect the partnership with the School of Health Professions. Today, KU HealthPartners is a vibrant and growing clinical enterprise that functions as an integral part of the University of Kansas Schools of Nursing and Health Professions. KUHealthPartners partners with multiple departments from KU Medical Center to provide a diverse array of clinical services.

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Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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Mail Stop 1068
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

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Hearing and Speech Clinics
Mail Stop 3039
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160