From the Clinic (October 2017)

posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:26 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Ana is a sweet, bright-eyed six year old girl who has been attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic to address a language and articulation disorder. When Ana first started at our clinic her mother reported that Ana had a very small vocabulary and was often frustrated because she couldn’t express herself.  Ana has made exceptional progress since the initiation of treatment. She has developed her receptive language skills to follow directions and her expressive language skills so that she can clearly formulate her ideas and thoughts. Her mother reported that since treatment began Ana has blossomed socially and emotionally. Currently, Ana is working toward mastering her articulation goals. She is working with a program called SATPAC, which uses a variety of techniques to work on tongue placement for sounds, such as /r/ and /s/ among others. Ana has progressed quickly and always has a great attitude about doing her work during speech therapy time.

Ana’s family has been a blessing to our clinic.  Her parents continuously donate toys and therapy materials to our clinic. Her mother stated recently that “we are deeply grateful to Scottish Rite, the support they give to all children is wonderful...being in [the] Scottish Rite is being in the right place. Infinite thanks for all your help.” Ana has been and continues to be such a joy to work with. We are looking forward to the day she graduates from therapy, but until then we will continue to have fun playing and learning!