posted May 23, 2015, 4:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 23, 2015, 4:14 PM ]
Emma is a beautiful 5 year old who started services at our clinic secondary to articulation and expressive language difficulties. Emma’s parents reported that before treatment began, “We could not understand a lot of what she was saying. She was having difficulty pronouncing certain letters. She would, at times, get frustrated and give up trying to say certain words. As she grew up we realized she was falling behind her peers and was having speech problems.” 
At first Emma’s treatment focused on producing final consonants, s-blends, pronouns and prepositions. Emma continues to need help with articulation, categorizing, describing, story retelling and sentence structure. Emma comes two times per week and continues to make progress with her speech and language skills during her therapy sessions. She is a hard worker who is able to smile and continue giving her best effort even when tasks are hard for her. Emma is becoming more aware of her articulation and is now producing more of her target sounds in conversational speech! 
 Her mother reported that, “The clinic has been extremely helpful in our daughter’s speech and language development that we would like to refer any other person in need of help to attend the clinic. Her speech/language has improved greatly since she has been attending the clinic. We can now understand her a lot more. Speech therapy has helped her to be more outgoing and to do well in school. We can now understand a lot more of what she says. The Scottish Rite {Childhood Language Disorders Clinic} has given us a chance to have someone specialized help her speech and language. This therapy and help is something that we cannot financially afford otherwise. Our experience at the clinic is that the staff is very pleasant, nice, and is flexible with our schedule. We are grateful to have found the clinic. Since our daughter started kindergarten she has been able to concentrate on learning instead of worrying if peers and teachers can understand her. Thank you Scottish Rite {Childhood Language Disorders Clinic}!
Emma is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing to help her and her family.