Clinic Director's Message for July 2012

posted May 23, 2015, 5:52 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 3:05 PM ]
During the month of April, we completed 219 treatment hours.  A total of 53 children received speech and language therapy.  We also carried out three screening evaluations.  We discharged one child from our services and increased two children to twice-per-week appointments. 
I have been asked about what some signs of possible speech and language disorders might be.  Here are some examples:
  • Mispronunciation of sounds that other children of a child’s same age pronounce correctly.
  • Stuttering (repeating part of the same word several times) when speaking.
  • Repeatedly prolonging part of a word of hesitating between saying words.
  • Inability to sequence stories and/or events in the correct order.
  • Difficulty in understanding cause and effect relationships.
Inability to properly structure and organize sentences so that they sound grammatically correct
As a general rule, if a child’s speech, language or reading pattern stands out in comparison to that of his / her peers, then one should have the child screened.
Thanks again to each of you for your help for and support of our Clinic. 

Durward C. Ayre, 32° KCCH  Clinic Director