Speech Therapy


Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinic Speech Therapy department offers comprehensive services for a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders across both inpatient and outpatient settings. Therapists work to help individuals overcome communication challenges following:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Progressive neurological diseases such as Parkinson disease, dementia, Huntington disease, and ALS.

Therapists work closely with children who may have communication challenges associated with autism, Down syndrome, cleft palate, developmental delay and hearing impairments. Challenges in speech and language areas may include:

  • Speech Articulation
  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Stuttering
  • Voice

The team works alongside families and caregivers to create a therapy plan that helps individuals return to daily functional activities such as work, school and social engagements.

Put your care in the hands of a professional at Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Lake Chelan Clinic. We look forward to working with you.

Call 509-682-8523 to schedule an appointment.

Emily E. Leavens, M.S., CCC-SLP

Emily Leavens is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who joined the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Rehabilitation Department in January 2020. She received her degree from The University of Vermont and has been practicing for eight years. She provides outpatient services for both children and adults in speech, swallowing, language, voice, fluency and cognition.  She also provides services in swallowing, cognition and communication for adults within the inpatient setting.  Her professional interests include early intervention, cognitive rehabilitation and post-stroke rehabilitation. She enjoys boating, hiking, camping, skiing, music and spending time with her family.