Susan and Delane met while attending college at FHSU. Years later, they worked together at a hospital in Wichita. That is when the idea of starting a private practice together was formed. Both grew up in small, rural towns and shared important characteristics such as work ethic, friendliness and compassion.
Susan and Delane are extremely proud of how they and their team of SLP's have helped so many patients. The clinic has continued to grow. The SSV Center now has clinics in east, west, and downtown Wichita; each with a full team of therapists and serving all ages, infants to adults!
Susan and Delane are responsible for bringing the portable FEES to the Wichita area in 2009. They continue to grow this service and love providing this specialized dysphagia assessment for numerous facilities and fellow SLP's. In addition, the SSV Center contracts with smaller hospitals to provide PRN Speech Therapy. Working in these smaller, rural settings is rewarding and fun for Susan and Delane.
As small business owners, Susan and Delane take great pride and responsibility in hiring therapists who will help the patients improve to their highest potential.
Susan is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Kansas. Her background is in the acute care setting, with an emphasis in the neuro population.
Delane is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Kansas.
She graduated from Kansas State University in 1992 with her Bachelors of Science degree and Fort Hays State University in 1994 with her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Susan was instrumental in developing the trach program in a large hospital setting. She has over 20 years of experience in completing evaluations, implementing treatment plans, and carrying out therapy for dysphagia, aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, cognition, and modified barium swallows. She received training at Wake Forest for FEES (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow) and in St. Louis, through ATOS, for Completing TEP Changes for Laryngectomees.
She holds certification in Vital Stim and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Parkinson’s patients.
She graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1995 with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She has over 20 years of experience serving patients in the areas of acute care, rehab, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient. Delane has worked with children and adults; with her primary focus being the adult population. She has experience and knowledge of swallowing disorders; vocal cord dysfunction is a specialized service she provides.
Delane was previously responsible for completing Modified Barium Swallows, then received training in FEES (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow). Delane has certification in Vital Stim for dysphagia therapy and in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Parkinson’s patients.