Welcome to Speech Wellness Services, LLC

Providing services to children 1.5 to 18

Office Phone:701-370-3446

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  Cavalier location. 



We are a Blue Cross Blue Shield of

 North Dakota, Sanford Health, Tricare , and Medicaid Provider. 


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 

California 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 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

Contact us for more details

Please email 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 Ce


Trained in Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention

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 

Feeding Developmen: Understanding the Spectrum of Eating in Children.  Presenter- Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP

Key Elements of Picky Eaters: Feeding Assessment 

Improving a Child's Participation in Oral Motor Therapy

Typical Feeding Development: 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 


Dysarthria - Back to the Basics: Differential Diagnosis and Assessment 

Dysarthria - Back to Basics: Treatment 


ia Reading Comprehension in Secondary Students: Intervention

Reading Comprehension in Secondary Students: Assessment

Phonology, Literacy, and Tec


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



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 


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 


Connecting to Communicate: Defining TelePractice 

Connecting to Communicate: Designing TelePractice Services

Telepractice: Using Distance Technology to Connect, Communicate, and Enhance Language Learning in Young Children with Hearing Disorders

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, Cavalier, Devils Lake 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 24 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 24 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 24 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.  

Contact Us

Speech Service Location:

Office location in Cavalier, ND

Speech Wellness Services, LLC

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

701-370-3446 Fax: 1-888-701-8040


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