From the Clinic (January, 2019)

posted Jan 2, 2019, 2:34 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

We are so pleased to host yet another intern from the Department of Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department at San Jose State University. Shareen Dhillon, a second year student in the Master’s program at SJSU, has worked diligently this past fall semester during her externship working under the supervision of Rachel Sense, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Karen Wong, M.S., CCC-SLP.


Originally from Yuba City, CA, Shareen always knew she wanted to work in a profession to help others. Growing up, she wanted to be a teacher as she had family members that enjoyed the teaching profession. However, once she learned about the field of communication disorders and speech-language pathology, Shareen was hooked. She is looking forward to working in a private practice with children once she graduates in May 2019 with her M.A. in Education with a Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology.


She enjoys working with each child to help them “find their voice in their own way”. Shareen also enjoys the collaborative environment fostered in the field of speech-language pathology in which you interact and work with other professionals and family members to help the child progress in their speech and language skills.  “I have truly enjoyed my time at Scottish Rite Clinic. I have learned so much since I started here. When I first started I did not have much experience in the areas of articulation, fluency, or early intervention. However, with the help of my supervisors, they have taught me so much. They introduced me to specific programs such as SATPAC and Lindamood LiPS. They have let me use their own personal materials as well as given me resources to provide therapy. I want to thank everyone at Scottish Rite for allowing me to be an extern student for the semester and making me feel so welcome!”


We are thankful that Shareen was able to spend time with our clinic to help the children and families we serve. We wish Shareen all the best with her new ventures!