NAPA offers speech therapy to people of all ages to address delays and disorders in expressive/receptive language, articulation, oral motor dysfunction, apraxia of speech, social language, fluency, feeding and swallowing, and cognitive skills.
We also offer specialized services in assessment and treatment for people with a variety of disorders including cerebral palsy, brain injuries, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, etc.
Our therapists use a variety of techniques to teach children the essential skills needed to be confident and successful communicators. We develop customized instruction speech-language or feeding therapy programs for implementation based upon your child’s needs.
Evaluation or consultation with a speech-language pathologist may be warranted if you have concerns regarding your child’s speech or language development or use in any of the following areas:
- Language: Is your child gesturing, but not talking? Does your child seem to have a limited vocabulary for his/her age? Does your child have a hard time understanding directions?
- Articulation: Do you have a hard time understanding your child’s speech? Do teachers point out to you that your child is more difficult to understand than other children his/her age?
- Feeding/swallowing: Is your child having difficulty eating and swallowing safely?
- Fluency: Does your child frequently struggle to speak and/or repeat sounds, syllables, or words when speaking?
- Voice: Is your child’s voice chronically hoarse?