Speech & Language

The Speech & Language Therapy department at Highlands provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for both children and adults. 


Services include receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, swallowing disorders, cognitive or other developmental delays, oral motor and feeding disorders, aphasia treatment/post-stroke or TBI, pragmatic or social language issues, and modified barium swallow studies.

For your appointment, contact your family practice physician or pediatrician for a referral. You can also call the department directly at (606) 889-3586. Speech & Language Therapy is located at 5080 Ky Route 321 in Prestonsburg, adjacent to Highlands Regional Medical Center.

Speech & Language Therapists

Amber Fleming, MS-CCC-SLP, is the director of the department. A Lawrence County native, Fleming completed her Master’s in communication disorders from Eastern Kentucky University. Next, she spent 13 years as a full time Speech Pathologist in a variety of settings including public school, long term care, outpatient and inpatient rehab, acute care, and home health. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan before returning home to Eastern Kentucky because she wants to ensure that our community is receiving the highest quality of service and care.