From the Clinic (July 2020)

posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Rayden is a bright, fun, and charismatic 10-year-old boy who has been seen at the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Clinic for an articulation disorder and has just recently graduated from our program! Rayden worked hard during the past 18 and exceeded his speech and language goals!


Rayden’s parents brought him to the clinic as he was making slow progress toward his speech and language goals at school. Shireen, Rayden’s mother, reported that after one month of sessions at the Scottish Rite, she noticed a tremendous improvement with Rayden’s speech. She stated, “Ms. Rachel Sense, who work[ed] one to one with Rayden, was able to recognize areas that he needed to work on and focus[ed] on improving them.  I think what work[ed] out successfully was the combination of therapy sessions and ‘homework’ from Ms. Sense… As we are non-native English speaker[s], sometimes I just [couldn’t] identif[y] what needed to [be] work[ed] on with my son.  But given the homework and specific instruction on what to work on, I [knew] how to go about helping my son at home.  That was also the best team work!”


Shireen describes their experience at the clinic as “warm and professsional”. She was thankful for the weekly homework and parent feedback at the conclusion of each session so that lesson plans, progress and home lessons were clear each week. Even after therapy was transitioned to Telepractice in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis, Rayden’s mom stated, “Our therapy session transition[ed] into [an]online platform on 3/17 effortlessly. I’m impress[ed] with how fast and effortlessly the transition went.  Thank you again!”


We are excited for Rayden and his accomplishment! Congratulations, Rayden!