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Pediatric Speech Therapy

Impactful Pediatric Speech Therapy,
Tailored to Your Child's Unique Needs.

Pediatric Speech Therapy Near Denver, CO

 

At NAPA Center, we take an individualized approach to therapy because we understand that each child is unique with very specific needs. We embrace differences with an understanding that individualized programs work better. For this reason, no two therapeutic programs are alike. If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals.

World-Renowned NAPA Center

 

NAPA Center was founded by Lynette LaScala in 2008 after spending years traveling the world to find the best pediatric therapy programs for her son. Now, NAPA has grown into an industry-leading pediatric therapy center; attracting patients worldwide by offering the best and most innovative therapies. We approach pediatric speech therapy and all of our therapy programs with the understanding that no two children are alike. Our highly trained and passionate speech and language pathologists provide your child with individualized, fun, and meaningful SLP sessions to help them reach their specific goals. We offer multidisciplinary treatments integrating physical, occupational, speech, and feeding therapy.

 

We are welcoming families to join us for weekly pediatric speech therapy near Denver. To discover how NAPA can help your child, contact our team to schedule a free 30-minute phone screening or a tour of our pediatric speech therapy clinic. The NAPA Denver clinic is located at 11211 East Arapahoe Road, Unit 118, Centennial, CO 80112.

 

 

 

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Meet Your NAPA Denver Team of Speech Therapists

Stephanie Leaf
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, NAPA Denver

Stephanie became interested in becoming a speech therapist following her experience as a parent of a child with delayed speech. She earned her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University and has since worked with children with varying levels of abilities in early intervention, home health, and pediatric outpatient clinics. Stephanie is excited to be a part of the intensive model at NAPA. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, skiing, and hiking with her family and their two Goldendoodles Luke and Leia.

Stephanie became interested in becoming a speech therapist following her experience as a parent of a child with delayed speech. She earned her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University and has since worked with children with varying levels of abilities in early intervention, home health, and pediatric outpatient clinics.

Stephanie Leaf

Stephanie Leaf

Stephanie Leaf
Mikaela Eppard
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
NAPA Denver

Mikaela graduated from Elmhurst University in with her Bachelor’s degree in 2018 and her Master’s degree in 2020. A fun fact about Mikaela is she was a collegiate athlete while pursuing her degrees. Mikaela is a Denver native and has always had a passion for working with kids and knew she wanted to be a speech therapist since her freshman year in high school. Mikaela is excited to be back in the Denver area to be close to her family and friends. On the weekends she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, exploring new places to eat and skiing in the winter.

Mikaela graduated from Elmhurst University in with her Bachelor’s degree in 2018 and her Master’s degree in 2020. A fun fact about Mikaela is she was a collegiate athlete while pursuing her degrees. Mikaela is a Denver native and has always had a passion for working with kids and knew she wanted to be a speech therapist since her freshman year in high school.

Mikaela Eppard

Mikaela Eppard

Mikaela Eppard

Mikaela Eppard
Sydney Simon
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
NAPA Denver

When Sydney was a young child, she had a language delay. This experience led to her dream of becoming an SLP in the hopes that she could impact other children’s lives in the same way her speech therapist impacted her life. During graduate school, her passion for working with medically complex children grew while working with a wide range of pediatric patients in outpatient clinics and acute care hospitals. It was through this experience where she developed a special interest in working with patients who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices as well as pediatric feeding disorders. In her free time, Sydney enjoys watching sports (Go Gators!), playing with her rescue dog, and spending time outdoors. She is excited to help kids reach their full potential with the NAPA Center utilizing evidence-based therapies tailored to the patient’s needs.

When Sydney was a young child, she had a language delay. This experience led to her dream of becoming an SLP in the hopes that she could impact other children’s lives in the same way her speech therapist impacted her life. During graduate school, her passion for working with medically complex children grew while working with a wide range of pediatric patients in outpatient clinics and acute care hospitals.

Sydney Simon

Sydney Simon

Sydney Simon
Kestra Thompson
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
NAPA Denver

Kestra graduated from California State University, Long Beach with her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in December 2022. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in April 2020 at the University of Redlands. She is thrilled to be joining the Denver team as a clinical fellow! During her graduate program, she completed an internship at the NAPA Center in Los Angeles where she fell in love with the pediatric population and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Since high school, Kestra has been enthusiastic about working with children and knew she wanted a career where she could make a difference. She is passionate about helping children and their families increase their quality of life through the treatment of speech and language disorders, improving functional communication, or helping children find their voices. Born and raised in Colorado, Kestra is excited to move back from California after school to be near family again. When she is not at NAPA, you can find her cooking, dancing, enjoying the sunshine, and looking for new brunch spots.

Since high school, Kestra has been enthusiastic about working with children and knew she wanted a career where she could make a difference. She is passionate about helping children and their families increase their quality of life through the treatment of speech and language disorders, improving functional communication, or helping children find their voices. Born and raised in Colorado, Kestra is excited to move back from California after school to be near family again.

Kestra Thompson

Kestra Thompson

Kestra Thompson
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Pediatric Speech Therapy at NAPA Denver

 

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

 

  • » Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • » Cerebral Palsy
  • » Apraxia Speech Therapy
  • » Complex Communication Needs/AAC
  • » Dysphagia or Swallowing Difficulties
  • » Developmental Delay
  • » Fluency Disorders
  • » Genetic, Chromosomal, and Metabolic
  • » Disorders/Syndromes
  • » Picky Eaters, Food Sensory Issues
  • » Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • » Receptive/Expressive Language Impairment
  • » Speech Sound Disorders
  • » Stuttering Therapy

 

For additional resources, visit the NAPA Speech Therapy Blog and the NAPA Pediatric Speech Therapy Program Page

Therapies Offered

Weekly Speech Therapy

At NAPA Center, we proudly offer speech therapy for toddlers and children of all ages. Our pediatric speech pathologists provide the child with therapy sessions customized to the child's needs. To discover how NAPA can help your child, contact our team to schedule a free 30-minute phone screening and a tour of our Denver pediatric speech therapy clinic.

Intensive Speech Therapy

NAPA Center also offers intensive pediatric 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. NAPA therapists create a customized 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.

Feeding Therapy

NAPA Center provides traditional weekly 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.

Not sure what therapies are best suited for your child?

Schedule a free 30-minute screening with one of our therapists today!

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