About Us

The Achievement Center for Therapy is pleased to offer a warm, well-trained staff to help your children learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment. We offer innovative programs and therapies servicing an extensive variety of conditions, while specializing in Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Autism, AAC, traumatic brain injury in California and Nevada. Members of our team regularly lecture nationwide on these topics, as well as special education advocacy, communication disorders, and iOS apps for communication skills. Our staff is dedicated to their craft, and look forward to working with you and your child.

Shawn Manvell


Shawn Manvell, MS, CCC-SLP, founder of the Achievement Center for Therapy, has been at the forefront of the industry for over 20 years, offering patients innovative therapies with a traditional and technological mix of treatments. She is a Pediatric Feeding Specialist, a Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, and an iOS app developer, creating apps that complement her practice. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from SUNY Fredonia and her Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders & Sciences from California State University Northridge.

Shawn has successfully provided services and therapies to infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of conditions and developmental disorders, and is sought after for consultation and public-speaking engagements in a variety of educational, medical, and community settings. She has lectured nationwide and internationally on a variety of topics including Pediatric Feeding Disorders, AAC & Children with Communication Needs, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, special education advocacy, and iOS apps for communication skills. She provides training to: Speech-Language Pathologists, university students nationwide, medical doctors and staff, special education teachers, administrators, related service staff, and parents to improve feeding abilities and communication skills in children and adolescents. Her professional interests include Pediatric Feeding Therapy, Autism, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, AAC, and traumatic brain injury.

Outside of her private practice, she enjoys raising her daughter, traveling, skiing, riding and showing horses.