Julie, Elite Therapy Center SLP, works with a child using an AAC device.

Speech Therapy

Elite Therapy Center celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month/National Speech-Language-Hearing Month. Each May, National Speech-Language-Hearing Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment. [Read More]



April is OT month

Occupational Therapy

Elite Therapy Center Occupational Therapy provides treatment to help children meet developmental milestones, overcome sensory challenges and improve self-care, play and self-regulation skills. Our OTs provide specialized programs including Visual/ Academic Track, Vocational Rehab for young adults, and Feeding therapy. 
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Shae, PT, treats a youth in sports therapy

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 with any degree of impairment.  [Read More]

Elite Therapy Center hires Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants

Elite Careers

Looking for part time workload with FULL time benefits? Temple, Harker Heights, and Killeen are three of our fast-growing Central Texas clinics located on I-35 and Hwy 14. looking for PTs, OTs, and SLPs. Perks include signing bonuses, flexible scheduling, and medical/dental/vision benefits!   [Read More]

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

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Our six convenient clinic locations in Waco, Gatesville, Temple, Harker Heights, Killeen and West allow us extended reach to serve both urban and rural communities Monday through Friday. Therapists also treat in private schools, after school programs, daycares, and parent day out programs. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with us, please click the bold type and fill out a request. We will get in touch with your child’s physician for a referral.



Welcome to Elite Therapy Center

Lauri Cole Kari McKown Heather FieldHeather 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.

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Construction and Traffic Updates

Elite Therapy Center clinic entrance instructions.

Elite Therapy Center WACO clinic has great news in construction updates!

The U-turns running under Hwy 6, connecting you to our entrance are NOW OPEN! All clients MUST use the U-turn off Hwy 6 to enter our clinic parking lot. *NOTE* The back alley-way entrance is permanently closed and will not longer be available.

Please contact the office if you experience any delays in arriving to an appointment. (254) 399-8255.

Kelsey is such a blessing to Kiryn! She is dedicated to each of her therapy kiddos. You can clearly see it on all their faces, especially… Read more “Kelsey is such a blessing”


If angels made it to earth and walked, Bailey would be one of them! She has been SUCH an integral part of my daughter’s developmental journey, and I can’t thank her enough for working so closely with my girl and family. We love you so much!

Bailey King, COTA
Mikayla Shriver-Cantrell

Wyatt has had many, many, many OTs since he started at Elite over 7 years ago. Emma has been an excellent OT. It is a wonderful, collaborative relationship and she has done a great job with Wyatt (and me). He loves Miss Emma and I’m grateful to her for all she has helped him with. I’m so glad he has such a great team of therapists that he loves so much.

Amanda Engel

Clinic Locations

Tel: 254-399-8255

Fax: 254-235-3408


Proud Members

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

American Physical Therapy Association