From the Clinic (March 2018)

posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Layla is a sweet and talkative 6-year-old girl who has been coming to the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic since October 2016 to work on her articulation, receptive language, and expressive language. Layla loves to play with dolls, toy animals and loves to dress up in costumes. She was referred to us by her preschool teacher. Layla’s mother, Angela, reported that she had constant ear infections requiring tubes in both ears at age 2, delayed speech and had a hard time speaking clearly and holding a conversation. Layla’s treatment program has focused on eliminating her tendency to substitute the /k/ sound with the /t/ sound and the /g/ sound with the /d/ sound. Layla is now able to differentiate the two and is able to produce her target sounds in sentences. She has moved on to working on more complex sounds, such as l-blends, “sh” and “ch” She has also been working on responding to questions with appropriate, on-topic responses, and producing plural nouns.

Layla’s mother said, “Layla has made tremendous improvement here at Scottish Rite with her speech delay. She has more confidence when she talks to family, friends, and she is a lot more talkative.” We are very proud of her. She has come a long way by the help of her speech therapist.”

Layla has brightened our clinic with her smile and playful nature. Her parents are very thankful for our clinic. Her mother said, “What truly helps is the one on one support. The free services with donation option helped us tremendously” She and her parents recently donated some of her toys, games, and books to us so that the other children can enjoy them too. We wanted to give a big thank you to the Madrid family!