Visual & Academic Track

  • Is your child struggling with attention and self control in the classroom? 
  • Is schoolwork becoming frustrating and difficult? 
  • Is their handwriting, reading, or spelling suffering?

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Kimmy PT at Elite Therapy Center Waco

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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SLP Nicole at Elite Therapy Center

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 Therapy

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.

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We Are Elite Therapy Center

Lauri Cole Kari McKown Heather Field

[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.

Lauri Cole, CCC-SLP, Owner, treats at Killeen Clinic

Lauri Cole, M.S., CCC-SLP, and co-owner, shown treating at Elite Therapy Center Killeen Clinic

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Elite Therapy Center is an essential health care provider offering pediatric speech, occupational, physical therapy services through five locations in Central Texas including WACO, TEMPLE, KILLEEN, GATESVILLE, and WEST. We also offer specialty services including serial casting, feeding therapy, hippotherapy, aquatic therapy, visual and academic tracking, and sports therapy. 

Services can be requested through your doctor with a referral. Click to fill out a referral request and visit our therapy services pages to learn more about our ELITE practice.

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Elite Therapy Center Construction and Directions

Elite Therapy Center Construction and Directions

Elite Therapy Center has construction causing additional traffic challenges with road closures and re-routes. Below is a map provided by the TxDot project manager to show how to best navigate appointment arrivals with the recent road closing. Please give yourself 10-15 extra minutes for best travel and arrival time. It's our goal to make sure you feel equipped and prepared as you drive into our Waco clinic. Click to enlarge

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Consistency is Key

Consistency is Key

Elite Therapy Center understands unexpected quarantining or illness can never fully be avoided. We are more than willing to work with each person to resolve any unexpected scheduling issues that may arise. Before you cancel, please notify the clinic if you can’t keep scheduled appointments and we’ll work to find an alternative including telehealth video visits. Elite Therapy Center adheres to the highest policy and procedures for hand washing, standard precautions, sick policy guidelines,...

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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

6420 S. General Bruce Dr.
Temple, TX 76502

Gatesville Clinic

4723 E. Hwy 84
Gatesville, TX 76528

West Clinic

848 E. White Oak Rd.
West, TX 76691

Killeen Clinic

1020 Trimmier Rd.
Killeen, TX 76541