posted May 19, 2015, 12:51 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 19, 2015, 12:52 PM ]
Gabriel is an endearing six year old boy who was referred to the San Jose Childhood Language Disorders Clinic by his teacher because he was very difficult to understand. An evaluation conducted at our clinic found that Gabriel had a severe articulation disorder as he had difficulty producing early developing sounds, left off sounds in most of his words, and also distorted sounds during his speech. This combination of speech difficulties made it hard for Gabriel to be understood by his family and friends, which often made him upset.
Since treatment started Gabriel has improved tremendously. Most significantly, Gabriel’s family has noticed changes in his self-esteem. His mother said that Gabriel “talks and talks”, asks questions and can now participate in conversation at home during family events like dinner-time and during a movie. She said that “Best of all, he can tell you how he feels and he does not look frustrated anymore!”
Gabriel’s family described their experience at the San Jose Childhood Language Disorders Clinic as “very helpful” and “very professional”. While our clinic has worked hard to help Gabriel, his parents have also been integral with Gabriel’s improvement in speech. Thanks to their commitment to consistent attendance and completion of homework, Gabriel has made significant strides with his speech development. Gabriel is a pleasure to work with. His can-do attitude and hard work are exceptional.
 “Thanks for helping us as a family and for having Rachel as my child’s Speech-Language Pathologist. She knows how to make Gabriel practice his words and have fun at the same time.”