Therapist Thursday Spotlight!
Meet Sara Dirks! Sara is a Speech Language Pathologist and primarily works out of our Council Grove site, however, she comes over on Monday and Wednesday afternoons to assist in seeing some of our pediatric patients in our outpatient clinic.
Sara is from Overland Park, KS and says her favorite childhood memory was going on family vacations. She was involved in soccer and softball growing up and played intramural soccer in college until she tore her ACL.
She loves to spend time with family and friends while going to the lake, fishing, swimming and boating during the summer months. Sara says the most interesting place she has traveled was to Jamaica on her honeymoon!
She says that her interest was first sparked by speech therapy because her brother had a stutter when he was younger and had a difficult time being understood because he couldn’t say certain sounds.
Sara says the most rewarding thing about her job is helping both pediatric and adult clients meet their goals. “I love helping a child learn to talk and seeing the joy that it brings their parent. Or helping a patient learn to swallow again after a traumatic incident. I love that you never know who is going to walk through the door and challenge you next.”