From the Clininc (July 2017)

posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Ty is one cool kid. When he first started at our clinic he was nearly unintelligible. He often cried because he wasn’t understood by anyone but his mom, which often made him so upset that he would completely shut down. Often children with a history of Childhood Apraxia of Speech or CAS have such difficulty with their sound systems that therapy is a long, arduous process. And frequently, the services they should be receiving in the public school system do not provide enough treatment. The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) that monitors the certifications of Speech-Language Pathologists indicates that children with CAS need speech up to five times per week. We are so fortunate that the San Jose Scottish Rite can step in to fill the gaps where schools and health insurances don’t. Ty received the speech treatment that he needed in order to now be ready for discharge! It has been a pleasure watching his speech and language grow and mature! I am truly honored that I had the opportunity to work with him and his family. He wrote me a little note on his last day recently, which made my heart smile. We wish you a lifetime of blessings, Ty and family!

Dear Miss Rachel,

Thank you for all your help. You have helped me so much. You helped me get passed [past] tons of other sounds. Thank you. I hope you have a great summer with your boys. You’re the best! - Ty