Communication Disorders Clinic

The ability to communicate with those around you is central to a full and balanced life.

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.

The Clinic is open year-round from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and takes new patients throughout the year. Call 701-858-3031/800-777-0750 or email for an appointment or for additional information.


Services are free of charge; however, donations are always welcomed. Go to and select “Other” under “Designation” to make your donation. You can indicate the gift is for the CD Clinic.


Prevention, assessment, and intervention for:

  • Phonological disorders
  • Articulation disorders
  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Cerebral palsy

Check it out!  Minot State's Communication Disorders Clinic has special articulation camps for children needing assistance with residual speech sound errors including frontal and lateral lisps and /r/ sound production — for information on these camps please contact us at 858-3030.

Hearing difficulties are a major cause of speech sound disorders. Hearing screenings are also available at the clinic.

  • Clear speech is important and enables people to reach their their full potential.
  • Accent management helps people speak English with clarity and precision while maintaining their first language abilities.

Accent management services can be provided both individually and with groups of people.  

Prevention, assessment, and intervention for:

  • Stuttering
  • Cluttering

Most children go through a period of normal non-fluency as a preschooler. If these disfluencies seem like a struggle for your child or last longer than a few months, it is important to get a consultation.

The Minot State Communication Disorders Clinic has stuttering support groups available. For information on these groups please call 858-3030.

Prevention, assessment, and intervention for voice disorders associated with:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • ALS
  • Vocal trauma
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Syndromes

The clinic provides rigid/flexible video-laryngeal stroboscopy for vocal fold analysis. Call 858-3030 for more information.

Prevention, assessment, and intervention for:

  • Late talkers
  • Autism
  • Intellectual disability
  • Syndromes
  • Executive functioning issues
  • Language based learning difficulties

As many as 50% of students with behavioral difficulties, reading problems, or academic challenges in schools have an undiagnosed language disorder. For more information on how language affects academics, please call 858-3030.

Assessment and intervention for communication issues surrounding:

  • Hearing impairment
  • Deafness
  • Cochlear implants

Individuals experience feeding and swallowing difficulties throughout the lifespan for a variety of medical conditions. The clinic offers prevention, screening, assessment, intervention, and referral for people experiencing these conditions.

Prevention, assessment, and intervention for communication disorders related to:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Concussion (including return to learn and return to work)
  • Brain tumor
  • Progressive neurological diseases (Parkinson’s, ALS)

Check out our SPEAK OUT and The LOUD Crowd program for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Assessment and intervention for:

  • Selective mutism
  • Autism
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Pragmatic language disorders

The Minot State Communication Disorders Clinic offers social communication groups for a variety of people. For more information call 858-3030.

According to Wikipedia (2019), augmentative communication is used by people with a wide range of congenital speech and language impairments, including cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, and autism, as well as acquired conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Augmentative communication can be a permanent addition to a person's communication or a temporary aid to build or rebuild effective communication.

For more information regarding augmentative communication services at the Communication Disorders Clinic, contact Dr. Ann Beste-Guldborg at or call 858-3046.

The clinic does not currently offer comprehensive assessment services for augmentative communication.