Participating Providers: First Health, United Healthcare, Tricare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna Better Health, Coventry of Missouri, Aetna, Home State Health, Humana, Missouri Care, Missouri Healthnet, GEHA, and UMR
Soon after her realization, Megan was blessed with the opportunity to accept a position as Speech- Language Pathologist at Western Missouri Medical Center at the beginning of 2013. Here, Megan has broadened her scope of experience by working with children and adults, and training in videofluoroscopic swallow study. She also gained immense appreciation in working closely with families, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nursing staff. It was also here that Megan first met Carmen, where Carmen recognized her learning style and fostered her clinical skills by encouraging open communication and collaboration in treatment approaches.
In 2015, Megan was thrilled to join her friend and mentor, Carmen Rathert, as a contract therapist for Carmen’s new practice. Through Chatterbox, Megan is able to provide accessible services within the Warrensburg and Whiteman Air Force Base communities. She is enjoying the opportunity to gain experience in new settings, and is pleased to provide convenient therapy services for the busy lifestyles of today’s families.
Megan considers herself a “generalist” and has experience in working with a wide variety of diagnoses across the lifespan. Megan particularly enjoys working with pediatric language delays and disorders, phonological processing disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, literacy and dyslexia, and adult dysphagia. Megan enjoys thinking outside of the box and incorporating learning input strategies she has learned in collaboration with physical therapists and occupational therapists. Megan feels that it is important to offer learning opportunities through a variety of input channels, including tactile, auditory, and visual experiences.
Megan is anxiously awaiting her fifth year as a Speech-Language Pathologist so that she can begin to pursue her Clinical Specialty Certification in Child Language and Language Disorders. In the meantime, Megan hopes to participate in PROMPT training courses to obtain her PROMPT certification. Megan has experience in errorless learning and discrete trial training through her time as an ABA tutor while in Graduate School. Megan has also been trained in the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education’s Orton- Gillingham literacy and dyslexia treatment program.
Megan Hilsabeck, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist and contract therapist for Chatterbox Speech Therapy, LLC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Missouri in 2010 and completed her Master of Science Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2012. She is currently a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA).
Megan began her career at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, MO. In her short time there, she had the opportunity to serve local veterans by ensuring comfortable and safe eating and swallowing. While she enjoyed working for and interacting with the gentlemen, she found that she longed for a greater variety in her caseload and missed working with children.