SUCCESS STORIES

Each one of us at Onword Therapy is committed to your goals.  We consider it a privilege to walk with you from consultation to registration and insurance, evaluation through treatment, and from therapy into life.  

We are honored to share in the journey of our patients, and we look forward to helping you write your own success story!

Onword Therapy has taught me how to be able to learn on my own and no longer do I rely so much on others to help me with learning. I have gained SO much insight on how I learn and how to teach myself that I now enjoy reading and seeking out the reality of the world at large! I often speak very highly of Onword Therapy to my friends and family. Being in the profession that I am in, I regularly get opportunities to strongly urge people who believe or know they have a learning disability or brain damage to get tested and get help. The experience and time I put into attending sessions and doing what was suggested at Onword Therapy was the best investment I have ever made for my education and professional life.     

- Jeremy

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Until there's an incident that affects your life personally or someone's life you know . . . you don't completely undestand how subtle traumatic brain injuries are and how TBI change others' lives also!

I am grateful for all those who help put the laughter and sunshine back into the empty spaces.  - Julie

I finally feel like there's hope!   

- Marlys

           The new times of the pandemic brought about a loss of schedule and structure. The struggles I had with traditional schooling were exasperating and I felt completely out of control. Working with Onword and Katy has helped me to not only adjust to work with the pandemic but has also provided me a new way of approaching my life and workload. Katy takes the time to design strategies based on how your brain works that make the changes feel natural instead of stressful. I learned that attention and ADHD impacts so many areas of life that had never occurred to me. The new understanding I have of my brain has shown me how to not only better handle my areas of struggle, but also what a strength my capacity for attention is. Katy is incredibly intelligent, encouraging, and insightful. I am so grateful for what I have learned at Onword and look forward to expanding it to other aspects of my life.  - Ruth

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        We have been so thankful that we chose Onword to help our 8-year-old daughter conquer her stuttering.  I was so impressed at the amount of focus that her therapist and their program put on normalizing stuttering and how it can impact self-esteem.  They evaluated how she felt when she stutters and talked about how stuttering impacts her socially and academically.  They asked her how she felt about it and not just me as a parent.  They focused not just on the tools and skills she needs to help her stutter when it happens, but also on how to thrive in a world that can sometimes be cruel to someone who struggles or falls a little outside of typical.  I couldn't have been more happy with this focus and have never seen it before in any other program. Thank you Onword, from the bottom of this mama's heart.  - Britani

In The News

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INFORUM

March 2006

Kennelly Opens Fargo Private Practice

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AREA WOMAN

April 2012

What Is a Speech-Language Pathologist Anyway?

INFORUM

April 2012

The Impact Beyond the Impact: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Have Life-altering Effects

AREA WOMAN

November 2012

Taking Care of Those That Took Care of Us

KVRR

March 2017

Onword Together and the Unmasking Brain Injury Project

KX NEWS

June 2019

'Unmasking' Event Helps Brain Injury Survivors

“It is without hesitation that I recommend Nan Kennelly, who is one of the best speech language therapists I have had the pleasure to work with in my 36 years of being a neuropsychologist. And I have worked with some very good ones. Nan has the unique and creative ability to take complex brain-behavior problems that many of my patients have, and find a way to come up with treatment strategies that help them as they struggle in the real world. Her bold move to go into private practice has lead to her capacity to be more patient oriented and I consider myself fortunate to be able to send her patients.”

Dr. Rod Swenson, Neuropsychologist

Neuropsychology Associates

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