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Pediatric Speech Therapy

Our pediatric speech pathologists use a variety of therapy 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.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Pediatric speech 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
  • Stuttering

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.

Speech Therapy for Children

It is crucial that a child who is limited with communication receives ongoing speech and language therapy so that they can learn to communicate their daily basic needs and wants to others in their environment. Pediatric speech therapy helps kids with communication, social skills, reading, enhances alternative communication methods, and more. At times, speech therapy may incorporate feeding or swallowing therapy.

Traditional & Intensive Pediatric Speech Therapy at NAPA

At NAPA Center, we understand that your child is unique with very specific needs. For this reason, we provide individualized therapy sessions for each child. We offer traditional weekly pediatric speech therapy sessions for families near our Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, and Sydney clinics. In addition to weekly traditional speech therapy for kids, we also offer intensive therapy sessions at our clinics and host pop-up events worldwide. If you think your child or loved one may benefit from pediatric speech therapy at NAPA, please contact our team to begin the journey to creating an individualized therapy solution!

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Speech 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. Learn more.

  • 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. Learn more.

  • 05. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

    Low Tech Communication Boards/Books, Auto and Step-Scanning, Eye Gaze Devices, Partner-assisted auditory or visual scanning, Switches and switch placement (single or two-switch), AAC programs on iPads 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

  • 06. Integrative Approach

    Our trained pediatric speech 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.

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