Nipomo Office

Nipomo Office

Our Clinic Location

Compass Center Inc.
Pediatric Feeding and Speech Therapy
671 W. Tefft St., Suite #14
Nipomo, CA 93444-8988

Our Contact Information

Phone Number: 805-619-7329

Our Clinical Director

Barbara Stiles-Spitler graduated from the University of Oregon in 2006 with her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is a California licensed Speech-Language Pathologist as well as a Clinical Director for Compass Center, Inc. She has worked in many settings including private practice, school districts, and in-home and remote early intervention. Barbara is trained and highly experienced in the areas of PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), SOS Approach to Feeding, Assistive Technology, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Barbara has worked with a wide range of abilities and has a passion for seeing clients succeed. When she is not working, Barbara loves spending time with her husband and her two amazing daughters.

At this time, Compass Center, Inc. Nipomo Office is private-pay only and does not accept or work with any insurance plans. We are considered  an out-of-network provider and our services are often covered by out-of-network benefits. We recommend that you contact your insurance company before starting services to learn how much your particular plan will reimburse you. An itemized superbill that includes all necessary information, including diagnostic and treatment codes is available upon request.

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Our Services

Feeding Therapy

Our feeding clinic aims to help your child establish a positive relationship with food and mealtimes. We strive to help children experiencing various feeding challenges from sensory sensitivities and picky eating behaviors, to oral motor difficulties. We are a team of Speech-Language Pathologists and Child Development Specialists who have received training on the feeding intervention of Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS).

If your child presents with any of the following, they may benefit from feeding therapy:

  • Diet limited to a restricted number of foods
  • Food aversions due to texture or sensory issues
  • Gagging or choking on food
  • Slow or poor weight gain
  • Taking longer than 30 minutes to eat a meal
  • Throwing food
  • Refusing to eat
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Social Skills Groups

This program will teach social thinking skills through the use of stories, role play, video modeling, and fun group activities. Our groups aim to teach the following skills:

  • Perspective taking
  • Meeting new people
  • Maintaining friendships
  • Managing social conflict
  • Conversational skills
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Compass Playschool

This collaborative program between caregiver, child and facilitator helps children learn school readiness skills and work on language development through structured play activities. 

Within this program, your child will learn the following skills:

  • School readiness (sitting and attending)
  • Expressive language expansion
  • Speech sound development
  • Receptive language skills (understanding language)


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Speech-Language Therapy

This is a 1:1 program with a Licensed Speech-Language Therapist. An assessment would be completed in order to see what treatment, support and care is needed.

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