NAPA (Neurological and Physical Abilitation) is a family business built on the love that parents have for their children. NAPA Centre was founded in 2008 by Lynette LaScala after spending two decades traveling around the world in search of the best therapies and treatments for her son Cody. Cody experienced a near drowning accident on his first birthday, after which Lynette made it her life’s mission to help him reach his full potential and instill hope. Her journeys around the world inspired her to make the best and most innovative therapies available under one roof. Now, NAPA has grown into a leader in paediatric therapy with multiple clinics worldwide. Contact our team today to discover how NAPA can help your child or loved one.
At NAPA Centre, our highly trained paediatric speech therapists challenge the child in a loving environment, pushing their performance and helping them achieve new developmental milestones. All of our therapists —physio, speech, and occupational—work with each other and with family members to assess each child’s current functioning level. Then they create an individualised plan to help each child achieve optimal results. We offer paediatric speech therapy in both weekly and intensive settings.
Our speech therapists use a variety of techniques to address oral motor dysfunction, apraxia, fluency, receptive/expressive language, social pragmatics, and more to help improve overall communication development. Weekly appointments will be with the same therapist each week.
NAPA also offers intensive paediatric therapy programs which attract families from around the world. We use the Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT) when treating children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. This treatment model is increasingly used throughout the world as patients, therapists, and doctors recognize it’s many benefits and outstanding results. NAPA speech therapists create a customised program for each patient that varies in time, duration, intensity, and tools used. Children often advance to the next developmental skill or higher during the three-week program.
NAPA provides paediatric feeding therapy with our feeding specialists (occupational therapists and speech language pathologists) to support children’s independence in eating and support families in creating successful mealtime routines. We offer relationship-based developmental feeding services to address various feeding difficulties and VitalStim for the treatment of dysphasia and swallowing difficulties.
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