VitalStim Course showcases many new developments in the field of NMES for dysphagia. Offered to Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists; this course will focus on the muscle physiology, kinesiology, and pathology of the normal and abnormal swallowing mechanisms as it changes across infancy, through childhood and into adulthood. Held at the Elite Therapy Center Waco Clinic, sign up today! 

Your Children Are Elite

Elite Therapy Center provides the highest quality children’s physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for children ages birth through 21. We focus on helping our clients and their entire family to achieve their maximum potential by providing quality and comprehensive treatment plans tailored to meet their unique needs.

Locals Love Us

Locals Love Us Waco Consumers have spoken! Elite Therapy Center was voted TOP picks in Speech, Occupational and Physical therapy services. It’s a true honor when clients, parents, families and locals select you as their preferred provider in their child’s therapy. The Elite Therapy Center team of admin, therapy staff, and owners thank Waco for your voice and ask you to continue to celebrate as we bring a Journey of Hope and Healing to Central Texas. #JourneyElite

Text the words JourneyElite to #797979

Both parents and physicians can text the word: JourneyElite to the number 797979 to connect with Elite Therapy Center and request services in any of our therapeutic and specialty areas.

We understand that families have a right to choose their health care provider. When our families choose Elite, we are committed to providing superior service and genuine relationships. Our families can trust that as we go into our 14th year of business, we remain rooted in integrity, honor, and trust with a steady allegiance to our patient’s success!

Heather Field, MS, CCC-SLP

Co-owner, Clinical Director of Speech and Language

NOW OPEN: NEW Temple Clinic

We have officially moved to our new office in Temple with Central Texas Behavioral Solutions! Click on the flyer below to connect to our moving details page and all location directions are available for your driving convenience.

Contact us:
P: 254-899-8255
F: 254-235-3408


Elite Therapy Center Speech Therapist performs a Speech screening

Speech Therapy

Elite Therapy Center’s speech therapy is operated by ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologists and our primary objective is to provide quality, comprehensive speech-language therapy to the public. We offer encouragement and celebrate in each client’s success.
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Elite Therapy Center Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) puts the “fun” back into functional by providing skilled treatment to clients age birth to 21 years. The occupational therapist treats clients with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases perform functionally and achieve/restore mobility at the highest level possible. » More Info

Physical Therapy

Elite Therapy Center’s physical therapy team is dedicated to assisting in early detection of motor development problems and identifying concerns with movement, posture, strength, developmental delays, body position, and functional independence in children birth to 21 with any degree of impairment.
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We Are Elite Therapy Center

Elite Therapy Center Owners and Directors

[L-R] Co-owners: Heather Field, MS,CCC-SLP, Lauri Cole, MS, CCC-SLP, and Kari McKown, MOT, OTR

Heather Field, Lauri Cole, and Kari McKown, co-owners and directors of Elite Therapy Center, were each called over a decade ago to serve children and families through physical, occupational and speech therapies. Speech pathologists, Lauri Cole, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Heather Field, M.S., CCC-SLP, and occupational therapist, Kari McKown, MOT, OTR, have a long history of treating children with disabilities, intellectual challenges and behavioral disorders. Together as professionals and friends, these three servant-leaders created Elite Therapy Center, founded on the principle of helping families on a journey of hope and healing.

Elite Therapy Center is a team of over 60 certified therapists and administrative professionals helping our clients achieve their full potential by providing quality and comprehensive treatment plans tailored to meet their unique needs. Our team approach promotes collaboration with families, physicians, and schools. By setting the highest ethical standard for our associates and clients, as well as ourselves, we are equipped to establish and uphold a reputation of clinical excellence with a personal touch.

Temple Clinic Updates

Temple Clinic Updates

ATTENTION TEMPLE CLIENTS: The Midway exit heading BOTH northbound AND southbound on I-35 has been closed. Please be mindful to take an earlier exit for Midway Dr. and stay on the access road till you reach Twin Cities Blvd. Our rear parking lot has been...

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Falling into new schedules

Falling into new schedules

Didn’t we just begin our summer break and summer routine?!  Many parents and families are asking this very question as summer closes and the new school year approaches. While kids are sad to see the summer end; parents are excited to see new schedules, structure, and...

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One of my greatest joys is watching kids participate in extracurricular activities like sports and school organizations and succeed despite their limitations.

Kari McKown

Co-owner, Clinical Director of Occupational & Physical Therapy, Elite Therapy Center

Clinics & Hours

Monday-Friday : 8:00am-5:30pm

Elite works closely with local area family and pediatric physicians. We have five convenient clinic locations in Central Texas allowing us extended reach to serve rural communities. Contact us for how our we can best accommodates your family’s location and treatment needs. Elite Therapy Center is open Monday through Friday and our therapists can visit in homes, private schools, after school programs daycares, and parent day out programs.

Waco Clinic

601 W. Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712

Temple Clinic

4416 Twin City Blvd.
Temple, TX 76502

Gatesville Clinic

4723 E. Hwy 84
Gatesville, TX 76528

West Clinic

848 E. White Oak Rd.
West, TX 76691

Killeen Clinic

1100 Trimmier Rd.
Killeen, TX 76541