From the Clinic (September, 2007)

posted May 1, 2015, 1:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 2:45 PM ]

From our Clinician, Angela:

I. is a five and a half year old boy who has been receiving speech therapy at the San Jose Scottish Rite Clinic for 17 months and he has made tremendous progress. I. was diagnosed with apraxia of speech, which means he has difficulty coordinating the oral motor movements necessary to produce sounds. As a result, he was very difficult to understand and had severe difficulty making himself understood by others. The result was a very quiet child, afraid to talk to both family members and strangers. Throughout therapy I. has made fantastic progress and as he reaches the end of his eighteen-month program he has met nearly all of his speech goals.

From a very happy Mother:

To the San Jose Scottish Rite Speech and Language Center,

I would like to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the incredible gift you have given our family. Son I. is a bright boy who used to be quite reserved. I. is a bit of a perfectionist and we had noticed that it made him extremely uncomfortable that people could not understand him when he spoke. He had learned not to speak to new people for fear of being asked what he had said over and over again. Since attending the Scottish Rite’s Speech and Language Center, I. has blossomed. His therapist Angela was able to make him feel comfortable right away and I. has made significant progress. As we near the end of his therapy, we feel truly blessed that I. was given this opportunity. Thank you for this invaluable service you provide for so many.

Sincerely, J. B.