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:
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:
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
A practical therapy approach that incorporates parent-training for building language, interaction, and communication skills naturally through everyday routines and activities
Intervention program that provides assisted movement to activate muscle contraction and increase functional strength and control of articulatory musculature for speech production
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