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We help children eat, drink, and speak with confidence.

Kelly Catapano LLC uses evidence-based approaches and tools to remediate feeding, swallowing, speech, and language challenges.

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Feeding & Swallowing Therapy

If mealtimes are stressful for your family, we can provide specialized support to restore the joy of sharing meals together. Whether your child only eats a handful of foods, struggles with chewing and swallowing, or has difficulty with latching or sucking, we will work together to change their negative experience with eating into a positive and rewarding experience.  Through a combination of play-based methods, research-based approaches, and parent coaching, feeding therapy can address the following challenges:

  • Picky Eating or Refusal to Eat

  • Oral Motor Skill Difficulty

  • Dysphagia

  • Oral Myofunctional Disorder

  • Sensory Integration Difficulties


Speech & Language Therapy

Children learn best through play, so we integrate proven interventions and strategies into play-based activities! Our goal is to work alongside parents to create language rich environments to help children understand what is said to them, express themselves clearly, and share what they know. We also support speech sound development and social communication skills! Our speech therapy sessions treat the following concerns:

  • Late Talkers

  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders

  • Phonological Disorders

  • Motor Speech Disorders

  • Social Communication Challenges

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Parent coaching for feeding therapy in Massapequa, NY

Parent Education & Coaching

Parent coaching and home programming are core pillars in our practice. We take the time to educate you about developmentally appropriate speech-language and feeding skill development and explain where your child's skills fall relative to other children their age. You will walk away with strategies that you can confidently apply during your daily routines to support your child's growth and development between sessions. Parent coaching sessions will help you:

  • Structure mealtimes to promote hunger and satiation

  • Understand the sensory system as it relates to feeding and apply strategies to improve your child's tolerance to the sensory properties of food

  • Embed communication strategies into daily routines to promote speech and language skill development

  • Engage your child in back and forth communicative exchanges


Get Started Today


Kelly Catapano LLC travels to homes near Massapequa, NY and provides virtual evaluation, therapy, and coaching services to families throughout New York.

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