From the Clinic (December 2018)

posted Dec 29, 2018, 11:18 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Tate is a vivacious and energetic five year old boy who has been seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic secondary to a moderate phonological disorder.  When Tate first started at our clinic, his mother reported that he was difficult to understand and was behind his peers with his speech sound development. She explained that he would often get frustrated because he could not communicate effectively. 


Tate has worked very hard since treatment started and his mother has noticed a difference! She explained that Tate’s speech “has improved leaps and bounds since he has been visiting with Rachel. Before you had to listen very closely to what he said to understand him but now he is able to do a better job articulating his thoughts”.  While Tate continues to need help with his speech, he is making strong gains toward his speech goals.


When Tate’s mom was asked about her thoughts regarding the services Tate has received from our clinic, his mother was so kind and gracious. She stated, “One of the reasons we sought out help for my son was because he was so frustrated about feeling that people did not understand him. It often led to meltdowns, fights or tears. Since Tate has started at the Scottish Rite Speech clinic, he has [made] great strides in terms of his confidence and articulation.  With Tate feeling better about his own words, the frustration and discord we [were] experiencing at home has decreased. Rachel is amazing. I truly feel like she cares about Tate and his success. She is so understanding and patient. I am so thankful for how she has helped Tate.  Since working with Rachel Tate feels better about what he is saying. Although it is not perfect, it is an improvement, one that he personally feels. I have nothing but good things to say about the clinic. I am thankful and want this clinic to be available for those who need help. I can see that it takes donations and support from the community”.


Tate’s family has been a blessing to our clinic. His determination and the support from his mother have definitely contributed to his continued progress. Part of his success is that he is supported by the members of the San Jose Scottish Rite. Thank you for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in our community.  We appreciate you and so does Tate!