posted May 30, 2015, 2:35 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 30, 2015, 2:36 PM ]
Connor is an energetic and inquisitive eight year old boy who is receiving once a week speech therapy services at our clinic. Connor began articulation and social skill therapy at the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic in November 2012.  At the start of treatment he was working on producing s-blends such as “Strawberry,” at the beginning of words in sentences. Connor currently continues to need assistance producing the “dj” sound at the beginning of his words (as in the word “Judge), the “th” sound in three syllable words, and the “ch” sound at the beginning and end of words in sentences. Given that Connor has a duel diagnosis of ADHD and Autism, he has also been working on his self-regulation and “expected” behaviors within the therapy room.
Before receiving speech therapy at our clinic, Connors mother described his speech intelligibility to be lacking. She reported, “Immediate family members could understand him but the progress made through speech therapy improved his ability to communicate verbally immensely! Teacher Jenna is a gifted Speech-Language Pathologist. She is firm but caring. Connor greatly enjoys his time working with her. I have most appreciated the extra touch. Warm greetings, consistent follow through, and homework to practice at home. She is an excellent therapist! I greatly enjoy Connor’s confidence to share his feelings, re-tell a story or inquire and explore by asking questions. We drive quite a distance for his sessions here at the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic. I wouldn’t continue the trek if progress had not been made. I would tell other parents about this clinic because of the quality of services by a capable and committed staff. Thank you sincerely for helping my son become a verbal communicator. 
What a difference it has made for him and our entire family.” 
I am very lucky I get to work with Connor! Keep up the good work Connor!!