From the Clinic (January 2020)

posted Jan 3, 2020, 2:09 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Kyle is a fun, friendly, and talkative six-year-four month old boy who attends speech therapy services at the San Jose Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic. Kyle loves to play with his older sister, read books, play games, spend time with his family, and visit his relatives in Oregon and Taiwan.

He was referred to the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic by a friend who also has a child who attended therapy at this clinic. Kyle has attended speech therapy services to address a receptive language delay, expressive language delay, articulation disorder and to monitor his fluency skills. Throughout this past year, Kyle has improved his ability to produce the /l/ sound and the /sh/ sound. He has also improved his ability to say multisyllabic words, achieving the correct sequence of syllables, without leaving any chunks out. Kyle has also made improvements in his receptive language skills by improving his understanding of concepts such as “first,” “next,” “then” and “last.” He has improved his expressive language skills in the areas of pronouns and usage of the past tense. He has worked very hard in his therapy sessions and is very motivated by earning game time and prizes.

Prior to attending speech therapy services at this clinic, Kyle’s mother, Sharon, reported that he was having difficulty with speaking in clear sounds or making sentences that people could understand. “After a year of treatment at the clinic, my child is able to produce a lot more words with correct sounds and he is also forming longer sentences to express his needs and feelings.”

She said that the treatment has impacted their family on a daily basis because, “The improved speech has helped him building more confidence talk to people. It also helps family members to understand his needs and reduces frustration for everyone.”

Kyle’s parents say that the experience has been rewarding. “Our speech therapist is very patient and accommodating. We feel that we have built a very good friendship with the therapist and my child enjoys coming to the weekly sessions. The clinic provides what my child needs and the therapist always tries her best to work with our schedule. I would definitely recommend it to friends who need speech services.”

We enjoyed working with Kyle and his family and wish him all the best in his continued success in speech therapy and at school!


We are happy to announce that we have found a New Clinician that will start in January. Her name is Alisha Leong.  Please join us in welcoming her to our Scottish Rite Family.