Welcome to Speech Wellness Services, LLC

Speech Therapy Services for ages Birth - 21

Office Phone:701-695-1052

About Us

We offer Preschool Speech and Language Screenings

Ages 3 to 6 Call for an appointment

Therapy settings

We offer speech services at our Valley City,  Langdon and Walhalla locations. Therapy will be provided in the home setting in the Langdon and Walhalla area. 


Insurance

We are a Blue Cross Blue Shield of

 North Dakota, Sanford Health and Medicaid Provider. We are also working on becoming a provider with other agencies such as Tricare. Call to find out more.

EDUCATION SUMMARY

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

MS in Speech Pathology


Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

BS in Communication Disorders


Valley City State University, Valley City, ND

Generals


Licensure

Member of ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association)


South Dakota Speech/Language Teaching License


North Dakota Speech/Language License 

Quality Care

Offering 24 years of experience in the field of Speech Pathology!

Speech Wellness Services, LLC

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists work with a wide range of speech, language, social-communication and cognitive disorders. 

Speech Wellness Services, LLC is required to have a Physician's Referral prior to treatment for insurance purposes.

Most Speech Services are covered by Insurance Companies and/or Medicaid. Flex spending accounts may be a compensation option as well. Please check with your insurance company to see if they reimburse speech services. Most plans cover a specific number of sessions per year. Reimbursement typically begins after the deductible has been met.  

Email sharonlynnslp@yahoo.com for more information as well as forms to complete and submit.

Come Play With Me!

We believe in play-based Speech Intervention!

Our play-based therapy is purposeful and goal driven.

Why Play?

Research shows that play is an integral component in the development of communication skills.

Speech Wellness Camp

Speech Wellness Services is excited to offer speech, language, and literacy enriched summer camps!

These camps are for campers with or without speech and language needs.

All camps will be run by a certified Speech Pathologist and an aide.

Skills targeted:

  1. Building Vocabulary
  2. Grammar
  3. Following Directions
  4. Answering and Asking "WH" Questions
  5. Social Skills
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Literacy

Limited space is available. Contact us for more information!



Contact us for more details

  

Limited Space is available. Camps will be held in Devils Lake, Valley City, and Langdon depending upon number of interested applicants. 


Please email sharonlynnslp@yahoo.com for more information and to request forms to complete.

Meet the Summer Camp Team

Sharon Heidler

Owner/Speech Language Pathologist, MS, CCC-SLP

Alexis Heidler

Alexis  will be joining Speech Wellness Services as the summer camp Aide. She will be assisting in all of the fun speech activities this summer.  Alexis is from Walhalla and will be attending Valley City State University this fall of 2018. She will be majoring in Athletic Training and then pursuing a MS degree as an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant. Alexis is an avid runner and has accepted a track scholarship with the VCSU Vikings. Go Vikings!!

Continuing Education/Workshops/Certificates

Stuttering Training:

Treating the School-Age Child Who Stutters: A Guide for Clinicians


20Q: Earlychildhood Stuttering - Background and Assessment 


Introduction to Stuttering and Working with Families of Children who Stutter


Pre-School Aged Children Who Stutter: A Focus  on Assesment and an Indirect Treatment Approach


Feeding Disorders 


Parental Concerns and Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Putting it all Together 


Key Elements of Picky Eaters: Feeding Assessment 


Improving a Child's Participation in Oral Motor Therapy


Typical Feeding Developmen: An Overview 



Autism Training:

Fundamentals of Structured TEACCHing- Autism


Social Language Development Test Adolescent 


Social and Communication Interventions for Students with Moderate to Severe Autism - speaker Dr. Kathleen Quill


Zones of Regulation


Addressing the Needs of Children with  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Teaching Social Thinking and Social Skills at Home and at School


DIRFloortime It's Not Just For Treating Autism: Part 1 



Dysarthia


Dysarthria - Back to the Basics: Differential Diagnosis and Assessment 


Dysarthria - Back to Basics: Treatment 

Literacy

ia Reading Comprehension in Secondary Students: Intervention


Reading Comprehension in Secondary Students: Assessment


Phonology, Literacy, and Tec

Language

Helping Adolescents Better Manage School Language and Learning


Integrating Language

Early Childhood

Communication Milestones


Developing Communication Skills in Young Children


Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum 


Early Childhood National Convention- New Orleans


Child care Concerns


ND/SD/MN Infant Toddler Profession

Central Auditory Processing (CAPD) Training:

Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) with the Test-Battery Approach.


Differntial Diagnosis of CAPD and ADHD


Underlying Causes of CAPD in Children


Computer-Based Auditory Training


School-Based Services for Students with CAPD


Auditory and Cognitive Aging and CAPD


Disorders of the Auditory Brain


APD Diagnosis: The Advantages and Limitations of APD Assessments

Using technology to improve Auditory-Based Learning Deficit Outcomes


Auditory Interventions for Children with Auditory Processing Disorders


Auditory Training in Older Adults




Apraxia

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Practical Strategies for More Intelligible Speech


Part 1  Evaluation of Childhood Apraxia of Speech 


Part 5: CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech), Reading, and Writing 


Part 2 Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech


Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Diagnosis and Intervention


Treatment for School-Age Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech


Differential Diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Use of Dynamic Assessment for Treatment Planning


Pearson’s EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Intervention for Individuals with Aquired Apraxia of Speech 

Culture

A Quest for Cultural Competence


Four Winds School's Dakota Cultural Inservice


History of the Spirit Lake Nation

Cleft Palate

Cleft Palate and Resonance Disorders


Clefts and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: The Effects on Speech and Resonance


Evaluation and Treatment of VPI and Resonance Disorders

Augmentative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication


Basic Sign Language


ALS: A Clinical Population with Unique Communication Management and AAC Needs, Part  1

Aural Rehabilitation

Listening Activities for Infants and Toddlers


Speech and Spoken Language: You can't Have One without the Other (HOPE)


Hearing Impaired Consult k-12

Speech Production

Play-based Activities for Phonological Development


Arrr! It's /R/ Therapy, Part 2


Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: The Basics for SLPs, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital


Play-Based Treatment: Basic Strategies for Exceptional Instruction


Sensory Processing


Sensory Processing Disorders and its Impact on Speech and Language in the Pediatric Population 






Autism, Aspergers, Usher’s Syndrome, Prader Willis, Microcephaly, Cerbal Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dwarfism, Cleft lip and Palate, Traumatic brain injury, ELL, Phonology, Auditory Processing, MR, Learning Disabilities, Apraxia, Stroke, Graves Disease, Cochlear implants, Visual impairment, Psychological Disorders, Articulation, Language, Voice disorders, Fluency Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


About Us

 Speech Wellness Services, LLC will be offering speech therapy to the Walhalla, Devils Lake, Valley City and Langdon area. Speech Wellness Services, LLC is a privately owned company by Sharon Heidler of rural Walhalla. Sharon has been working as a Speech Pathologist for the past 23 years in both North Dakota and South Dakota. Sharon received her Bachelor’s Degree from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and her Master’s Degree from the University of North Dakota. During the past 23  years, Sharon has worked in many different settings. Sharon worked in a hospital setting where she completed her internship in the pediatrics unit. There she worked with nonverbal students using augmentative communication systems. She also designed activities for a language and literacy day camp.     Sharon has worked as an online teletherapist providing speech services to families in the state of Pennsylvania. During that time she provided social groups to individuals diagnosed with pragmatic disorders. She also worked with several other speech and language disorders.    Sharon has provided speech therapy in the school settings in both South Dakota and North Dakota where she was responsible for diagnosing and treating speech, language, fluency, and voice disorders for preschool, elementary, middle and high school students. During her time as a school therapist, Sharon performed many hearing and speech screenings, evaluated and diagnosed disorders as well as worked together with individual special education team members to determine course of treatment.     During the past 23 years, Sharon spent time working with the birth to three populations in both North Dakota and South Dakota where she trained parents to carry through on home–based speech programs. She also provided in-service trainings for day care providers and parents as well as provided therapy in the home setting.    Sharon has been employed in a developmental center where she provided therapy to adults with developmental disabilities, worked with stroke victims with aphasia and dysarthria, completed functional evaluations to target life skills, developed functional treatment plans and trained workers to carry over on treatment recommendations. Sharon was also a radio guest speaker on a broadcast show featuring medical topics in the area of speech and language disorders.  

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Speech Service Location:

Home Settings in  Langdon and  Walhalla, ND   

Valley City office location is at 200 Central Ave North, Unit D in the Straus Mall

Speech Wellness Services, LLC

Mailing Address: 9715 129th Ave NE, Walhalla, North Dakota 58282, United States

701-695-1052

Hours

By Appointment Only


Now open all day Friday and Saturday by appointment 

Summer hours will be Monday-Thursday

sharonlynnslp@yahoo.com