Speech Therapy

Speech therapy following a brain injury usually addresses a variety of issues including speech quality, and understanding and expressing the spoken and written word. Speech therapists also assist patients with regaining cognitive skills.


Approved Providers

approved provider Minot State hosts the only full range speech-language pathology clinic in Western North Dakota. Services are provided by graduate and senior-level students under the direction of faculty who specialize in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders from pediatrics to geriatrics. All faculty hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and are fully licensed by the State of North Dakota. A full range of prevention, assessment, and intervention services are offered.

500 University Ave. W. Memorial Hall
Minot, ND 58701

Tel: (701) 858-3031
Toll-Free: (800) 777-0750
Email: CD.Clinic@MinotStateU.edu

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

approved provider Nan Kennelly has dedicated her nearly 30-year professional career to the treatment of cognitive-communication disorders related to brain injury, stroke, and other neurological conditions. Nan has gained extensive experience and specialized training in the subacute, acute, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, and private practice settings. Currently, she is both owner and treating therapist at Onword Therapy, a private practice in Fargo, North Dakota. Nan enjoys working with high-level cognitive and communication needs in individuals with mild TBI, post-concussive symptoms, stroke, ADHD, and executive functioning challenges. She considers it an honor and privilege to help her patients get back to work/school/home and reach goals of higher function, independence, and efficiency. Nan is a regional leader both in brain injury and in her profession. She advocates for North Dakota residents and families living with acquired brain injury and represents North Dakota for her profession at the national level. Nan established Onword Therapy in 2005.

4450 31st Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433
Email: nan@onwordtherapy.com

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm CST

approved provider Onword Therapy is a group of talented Speech-Language Pathologists with a proven track record and a deep commitment to our patients. We specialize in the treatment of cognitive disorders related to all types of brain injury. As a private practice, we offer our patients a personalized care and expertise that simply can't be found anywhere else. Onword Therapy offers a support group, Onword Together that meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 4:30-6, at their office. They also are a provider of social and recreational services called Onword CONNECT.

4450 31st Ave S, Suite 103
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433

All clinicians at Onword Therapy have earned the distinction of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

approved provider As part of the Post Acute Medical network, PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Fargo provides inpatient rehabilitation services. Patients at our Fargo rehab hospital receive support from a team dedicated to helping them regain confidence, mobility and independence after an acute illness or injury. Our beautiful facility features private rooms and state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment aimed at building positive long-term outcomes.

4671 38th St. S.
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 404-5100

approved provider Progressive Therapy Associates are proud to have all of its Speech-Language Pathologists Certified Brain Injury Specialists! We offer cognitive communication treatment for those who have had a brain injury, such as a concussion, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Our goal is to routinely provide individualized care addressing specific patient and family needs. No two brain injuries are the same; we ensure your treatment will be unique to you. This includes education on injury, recovery course, applying therapeutic routines, and addressing areas of need, such as thinking skills, like attention, memory, processing speed and executive functioning. We provide services by telemedicine as well as in person depending on insurance coverage. If you are wondering if we can help you or your loved one, we offer a free consultation to aid in determining if the services we provide are a match.

1150 Prairie Parkway, Suite 105
West Fargo, ND 58078

Tel: (701) 356-7766

Hours: Monthly support group meetings held the 1st Thursday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Separate support group for friends and family is held at the same day and time.

Facilitator for the Mind Matters Support group is Brynna Grimestad, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS

approved provider RehabVisions' physical, occupational and speech therapists have been serving the community of Dickinson since 1989. We have more than 25 highly skilled professionals at three locations, including St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, St. Benedict's Health Center and our State Avenue Outpatient Clinic. Whether you, a friend or family member have suffered an injury or illness, our rehabilitation therapists will help you achieve the fastest and fullest recovery possible, using the latest technologies and treatment techniques.

683 State Avenue
Dickinson, ND 58601

Tel: (701) 483-9400
Email: info@dickinson.rehabvisions.com

approved provider Outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy are available at this location.

1800 E. Interstate Ave
Bismarck, ND 58503

approved provider Provides a variety of outpatient services in the Fargo area-cognitive rehabilitation, driver evaluation, educational services, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and support groups.

1720 University Drive South
Fargo, ND 58103

Tel: (701) 234-2000

approved provider Sherrey earned her Master of Science degree from Idaho State University Pocatello in 2000. She has extensive experience with adults and children in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and private practice. Sherrey puts her experience to good use with functional/real life treatment goals and strategies. Sherrey enjoys the opportunity to help improve communication so her patients can enjoy the social aspects of life. She also enjoys helping people safely eat and drink again after injury or illness. Sherrey joined the Onword Therapy team in 2020. CREDENTIALS: Licensed in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota in Speech Language Pathology • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association • Certified Brain Injury Specialist • Certified SPEAK OUT! Voice Treatment • Certified in VitalStim

4450 31st Avenue South, Suite 103
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433
Email: sherrey@onwordtherapy.com

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm CST

approved provider To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

2101 Elm St.
Fargo, ND 58102

Tel: (701) 239-3700
Toll-Free: (800) 410-9723

The veteran needs to be eligible for VA Healthcare to receive most services provided by the VA.

approved provider Whitney Johnson is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Onword Therapy in Fargo, ND. She earned her Master of Science degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2015. She has experience in both the school and private practice/outpatient setting. Whitney has a strong passion for helping others communicate and advocate across environments. She appreciates the lasting impact each patient has on her as they work toward a common goal together. Whitney's professional expertise include areas of: articulation, language, cognitive-communication, executive functioning, and voice disorders. CREDENTIALS: Licensed in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota in Speech-Language Pathology • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association • Certified Brain Injury Specialist • Certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

4450 31st Ave S. Suite 103
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433
Email: whitney@onwordtherapy.com

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm CST

Other Providers

A gold standard in swallowing diagnostics. Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) has been shown to be safe and effective for assisting in swallowing evaluation. Licensed in ND and MN, and will come to you for evaluation!

PO Box 6302
Grand Forks, ND 58206

Tel: (701) 740-9359
Email: nicole@dakmn.com

Ethos Home Care and Hospice offers skilled home care services along with physical, emotional and spiritual end of life care. Ethos is certified by Medicare, accredited by Accreditation Commissioned for Health Care (ACHC). Ethos is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides home care and hospice services to Fargo/Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Grand Forks and surrounding area. Ethos is a partnership of Bethany Retirement Living Fargo, ND. Eventide Senior Living Communities Moorhead, MN and Knute Nelson Alexandria, MN.

3361 45 St S, #100
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 757-0328

Ethos Home Care and Hospice offers skilled home care services along with physical, emotional and spiritual end of life care. Ethos is certified by Medicare, accredited by Accreditation Commissioned for Health Care (ACHC). Ethos is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides home care and hospice services to Fargo/Moorhead, Grand Forks, and Detroit Lakes and surrounding area. Ethos is a partnership of Bethany Retirement Living Fargo, ND. Eventide Senior Living Communities Moorhead, MN and Knute Nelson Alexandria, MN.

4491 South Washington Street Suite A
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Tel: (701) 757-0328

The Northern Prairie Community Clinic (NPCC) is an integrative care training clinic united through the departments of Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders within the College of Arts and Sciences and Counseling Psychology and Community Services within the College of Education at the University of North Dakota. NPCC is designed to offer services to the Greater Grand Forks community while serving as a training placement for graduate students in psychology, counseling, and speech-language pathology. Additionally, licensed/licensable professionals will be an option to serve clients with billable insurance at near market rates. NPCC aims to serve all members of the community and North Dakota.

Columbia Hall, Room 1300
501 N. Columbia Road, Stop 7132
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Tel: (701) 777-3745

Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday - Thursday

Speech, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and counseling services.

2625 N. 19th St.
Bismarck, ND 58503

Tel: (701) 222-3175

Speech, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and counseling services.

2080 36th Ave SW, Suite 110
Minot, ND 58701

Tel: (701) 222-3175

Sanford Health in Bismarck provides a variety of services to help meet your healthcare needs.

300 N. 7th St.
Bismarck, ND 58501

Tel: (701) 323-6000

Sanford Health Fargo - South University Campus

Offering evaluation and treatment services in outpatient and Home Health settings.

1720 S University Drive
Fargo, ND 58103

Tel: (701) 417-4085

Sanford Health Therapy Services

PT, OT, Speech

300 N. 7th St.
Bismarck, ND 58501

Tel: (701) 323-2589