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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.
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.
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
Member of ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association)
South Dakota Speech/Language Teaching License
North Dakota Speech/Language License
Offering 24 years of experience in the field of Speech Pathology!
Speech-Language Pathologists work with a wide range of speech, language, social-communication and cognitive disorders.
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.
Our play-based therapy is purposeful and goal driven.
Research shows that play is an integral component in the development of communication skills.
These camps are for campers with or without speech and language needs.
Owner/Speech Language Pathologist, MS, CCC-SLP
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!!
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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
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 Development: An Overview
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
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Dysarthria - Back to the Basics: Differential Diagnosis and Assessment
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Reading Comprehension in Secondary Students: Assessment
Phonology, Literacy, and Tec
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Developing Communication Skills in Young Children
Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum
Early Childhood National Convention- New Orleans
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ND/SD/MN Infant Toddler Profession
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
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Part 5: CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech), Reading, and Writing
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Treatment for School-Age Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
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Pearson’s EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Intervention for Individuals with Aquired Apraxia of Speech
A Quest for Cultural Competence
Four Winds School's Dakota Cultural Inservice
History of the Spirit Lake Nation
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Evaluation and Treatment of VPI and Resonance Disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Basic Sign Language
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Listening Activities for Infants and Toddlers
Speech and Spoken Language: You can't Have One without the Other (HOPE)
Hearing Impaired Consult k-12
Play-based Activities for Phonological Development
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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: The Basics for SLPs, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital
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Sensory Processing Disorders and its Impact on Speech and Language in the Pediatric Population
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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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