Speech-Language Therapy

Altru's speech-language pathologists treat adults and children for a variety of disorders. Speech-language pathologists treat disorders that affect the entire communication system, including the brain, mouth, voice box (larynx), and sometimes the lungs. We treat problems with talking, using language, swallowing, the voice, and cognitive problems with memory, attention, problem-solving and executive function. With locations in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and the region, our speech-language pathologists offer acute care and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages and diagnoses.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call adult speech services at 701.780.2330 or speech pediatric therapy services at 701.780.2477.


Altru's Speech Therapy provides the following programs and services:

  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Cough Treatment
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
  • LSVT LOUD voice therapy
  • Stroke - right hemisphere cognitive deficits
  • Motor Speech Rehabilitation
  • Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy
  • PROMPT Speech Therapy
  • Social Skills Therapy
  • Speech Generating Device Training
  • Stuttering Therapy*
  • Swallowing/Dysphagia Therapy
  • Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies (Modified Barium Swallow Studies)
  • Voice Therapy*

*Speech services for stuttering, accent reduction, transgender voice training, and selected other services may not be covered by insurance depending on your plan. Please check with your insurance provider. Altru can provide these services electively if they are not covered.

What to Expect


To receive speech and language therapy, you must first be referred by a physician. It could be your primary care doctor or a specialist you are seeing.


During your initial visit, the SLP will evaluate your condition. This involves reviewing your health history, doing an exam or evaluation, determining how you could benefit from SLP services, outlining treatment goals and developing a plan. Evaluations may include things like examining your mouth, listening to your speech and voice, observing you eat, or pencil and paper activities to learn how you think.


The quality and speed of your recovery depend largely on you and your diagnosis. The time and effort you invest in your therapy program will help you enjoy the best possible outcome. Home practice is an important part of most therapy programs.
Your SLP will maintain a careful record of your progress and periodically re-evaluate your condition. You are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss problems.


North Dakota

Altru Performance Center | 701.780.2300

Aneta Parkview Health Center | Aneta 701.780.2400

Cooperstown Medical Center | Cooperstown 701.780.2400

Altru Clinic | Devils Lake 701.665.5247

Altru Clinic | Drayton 701.454.3311

Sanny and Jerry Ryan Center for Prevention and Genetics | Grand Forks 701.732.7620

Altru Family YMCA | Grand Forks 701.780.2400

Valley 4000 | Grand Forks 701.780.2400

Hatton Prairie Village | Hatton 701.780.2400

Cavalier County Memorial | Langdon 701.780.2400

Larimore Masonic Temple | Larimore 701.780.2400

Nelson County Health System | McVille 701.780.2400

First Care Health Center | Park River 701.780.2400

Pembilier Nursing Center | Walhalla 701.780.2400


Altru Clinic | Crookston 218.281.9100

Altru Clinic | East Grand Forks 218.773.0357

Altru Clinic | Erskine 218.687.5317

Altru Clinic | Red Lake Falls 218.253.4343

Altru Clinic | Thief River Falls 218.681.7280

Kittson Memorial Health Care Center | Hallock 218.843.3612

Kittson Memorial Clinic | Karlstad 218.436.7614 or 701.780.2400 for scheduling