Speech Therapy & Feeding Therapy

Our therapists use a variety of techniques to address oral motor dysfunction, apraxia, fluency, receptive and expressive language, social pragmatics, and feeding and swallowing difficulties, to help your child improve overall communication and/or feeding development.

Speech and Language therapy services offered at NAPA Center treat a diverse range of diagnoses including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Genetic, chromosomal, and metabolic disorders/syndromes
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Complex Communication Needs/AAC
  • Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Impairment

For children with complex communication needs, our therapists are experienced with a variety of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices while keeping a child’s individual strengths, difficulties, language skills, positioning, vision, and motor skills in mind. Therapists approach any alternative augmentative communication system with assuming absolute child competence and ability. Intervention programs may incorporate:

Low Tech Communication Boards/Books

AAC programs on iPad and dedicated devices

  • Proloquo2Go, TouchChat, GoTalk, Prentke Romich Company programs (e.g., Language Acquisition through Motor Planning [LAMP]; Unity), TobiiDynavox programs (e.g., Compass, PODD), Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD)

Alternative Access products and methods

Switches and switch placement

  • Single or two-switch
  • Auto and Step-Scanning

Eyegaze devices

  • Partner-assisted scanning using auditory or visual scanning
  • Our trained therapists use a variety of techniques and approaches tailored to fit each child’s individual needs while emphasizing a total language approach to help foster communicative success.
Therapy programs and techniques used by our therapists include, but are not limited to:
  • 01. PROMPT

    A multidimensional approach that integrates the physical-sensory aspects of motor production with the cognitive-linguistic and social-emotional aspects of language to develop motor skill within the context of meaningful language interactions

  • 02. Hanen Program

    A practical therapy approach that incorporates parent-training for building language, interaction, and communication skills naturally through everyday routines and activities

  • 03. Beckman Oral Motor Approach

    Intervention program that provides assisted movement to activate muscle contraction and increase functional strength and control of articulatory musculature for speech production

  • 04. Social Thinking

    Treatment frameworks and strategies for developing competency in both social cognitive thinking and social skills in order to respond appropriately to social information and participate in situational expectations

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