Speech-Language Pathology services at Fillmore County Hospital



In June of 2024, FCH welcomed full time Speech-Language Pathologist, Amanda Carlson, M.S. CCC-SLP to the Rehabilitation Department team. She attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Human Sciences. Amanda then attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, where she received her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology in 2015. Amanda is certified in VitalStim Therapy, PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), LSVT-LOUD, and trained in treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Amanda is originally from Deshler and now lives in Shickley, NE with her husband, daughter, and son.

As a medical based speech-language pathologist or, speech therapist, Amanda can diagnose and treat a wide variety of communication and swallowing disorders including:

  • Articulation and phonology
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (i.e. all of the ways that someone communicates besides talking)
  • Auditory Processing Disorders (i.e. difficulty understanding sounds, including spoken words)
  • Apraxia (i.e. motor speech disorder that makes it hard to speak)
  • Aphasia (i.e. damage to the brain causing difficulty talking, reading writing and understanding written or spoken language)
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders (i.e. difficulty understanding what others are saying to them (receptive language), finding the right words to express themselves (expressive language)
  • Fluency Disorders (i.e. stuttering)
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • Pragmatic Language Disorders
  • Voice and Resonance Disorders (Voice disorders impact the sound, pitch, and volume of your voice)

Amanda can work with patients who suffer from chronic diseases or who have experienced trauma.  Medical conditions that may warrant speech therapy services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Brain Tumor
  • Post Covid-19 “brain fog” or cognitive changes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Myasthenia Gravis, Cerebral Palsy (CP), and Head and Neck Cancers.
  • Language Delay
  • Articulation disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing loss
  • Genetic syndromes

Carlson treats both pediatric and adult populations. Every patient is unique and FCH speech therapy is committed to understanding individual rehabilitation needs of each patient and family to ensure each individual receives the services they need to succeed.

To learn more about the speech program or to find out if you or a family member might benefit from working with speech therapy, please call 402-759-8204.