Clinic Director's Message (August, 2010)

posted May 19, 2015, 4:36 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 19, 2015, 4:37 PM ]
The San Jose Scottish Rite Children’s Language Disorders Clinic helped 56 children in June and completed over 241 treatment hours.  In anticipation of absences due to summer schedules we were able to take two children off of the waiting list for summer treatment.  In addition, one child’s service was increased to two times per week secondary to severity.  We are continuing to receive calls from parents interested in our services.  The clinicians are trying to assist some of these parents by referring them elsewhere for possible help.  With 95 children on our waiting list we unfortunately cannot add any more at this time.
During this past month, we have received several donations of toys from parents, gifts that are always appreciated.  One parent recently wrote a quick note to express his thanks for helping Brian, a 5-year old boy who is having difficulty with his “I” and “th” sounds.  Brian started treatment in March 2010 and has been making exceptional progress.
I would like to thank Kathie Runcie for her donation to the Hammond Fund for our clinic.
As your Clinic Director, I continue my efforts to encourage the Foundation Board to fund hiring another clinician, so that we may start to help more children.  In addition, the Foundation Board is currently reviewing my request to purchase up-to-date testing and training materials at a cost of $2,200.  These items are on the top of our updated list of needed items for the Clinic, which includes an additional computer, monitor and black & white printer for use by the clinicians while our current  computer is being used by children for training.
I am also putting a team together, with Ill. Bob Winter’s blessing, to clean up the clinic, repaint the walls and bathrooms, etc.  The clinic could also use new blinds and bookshelves.  If you are interested in helping with this project and/or donating some items, please contact me.

Durward C. Ayre  
Clinic Director