Speech Therapy

Speech therapy can address issues with speaking, reading, listening, writing, thinking, and swallowing. Many different ages and areas are focused on with speech services: cognitive, articulation, expressive/receptive language, and swallowing. 

Warning signs that a child may need speech therapy services:

Speech Issues and Difficulty: 

  • Not trying to talk by 12 months
  • Words are difficult to understand
  • No two-word phrases by 20 months
  • Difficulty understanding directions or simple questions (repeating all or part of question or repeating “what”?)
  • Stuttering, getting stuck on or repeating parts of a word (could be accompanied by physical struggles) 
  • Hoarse voice, yelling, screaming, making noises, being loud, growling

Issues With Feeding/Swallowing/Oral Motor Skills:

  • Weak, uncoordinated, or ineffective sucking
  • Uncoordinated rhythm of suck-swallow-breathe; may struggle, arch, or rarely stop to breathe
  • Frequent coughing, choking, or gasping for air while eating or drinking
  • Loses food or liquid while eating/drinking
  • Difficulty transitioning to new food consistencies
  • Excessive drooling
  • Picky eater/problem feeder

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call (712) 655-2072.



Sadie Schwartz, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Therapy

Sadie Schwartz , M.A. CCC-SLP offers speech therapy services at MRHC that can address issues with speaking, reading, listening, writing, thinking, and swallowing. 

Schwartz graduated with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota in 2016. She worked for Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) in Eastern Iowa for three years while her husband was in dental school. Sadie and her husband, Dr. Derek Schwartz, dentist at Manning Dental, moved to Templeton in 2019. Sadie currently works full-time as a Speech Therapist for Green Hills AEA.

Speech therapy services are offered on an as-needed basis. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call (712) 655-2072

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