Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy gives children tools to succeed
Jenks resident Sarah Koehling opened Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy in 2009 and never envisioned what it has become 10 years later.
Koehling, a Speech Language Pathologist, said she saw a need in the area and wanted to give back.
“After we opened, we just kept growing,” she said. “We added Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Feeding Therapy with a registered dietician pretty quickly after we started. We have always been located in Jenks. This has been an amazing experience. I never thought we would get this big.”
Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy has been in its current location for the past four years. It is located at 1911 W. C St. in Jenks.
The facility includes nine treatment rooms and is two stories. There are more than 20 staff members that work at the Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy facility.
“We have really been blessed,” Koehling said. “A lot of kids will refer to us as the ‘Speech House’ because they think of this as a fun place to go, which is exactly what we want.
Because of Oklahoma state laws, the facility can only see patients from birth to 21 years old. In the past few months, Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy has added what they call milestone moments to help celebrate the accomplishments and graduations for the children who conquer a task they have been struggling with previously.
“The parents and the kids are the ones who do the work,” Koehling said. “We just give them the tools they need to do the work, but they are the ones who do the work.”
Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy sees patients from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They are not open Fridays.
Right now, they are seeing roughly 400 patients.
They can accept almost any insurance that people may have and have a good cash rate to try and make it more affordable for people. To make an appointment at Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy, people can call them or get a doctor’s referral.
“We all love working here,” Koehling said. “We have a blast with these kids.”