posted May 23, 2015, 3:28 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 23, 2015, 3:29 PM ]
Liam is a sweet four-year old boy who started services at our clinic because he was delayed with his receptive and expressive language, play, and pragmatics skills. His parents brought him to our clinic because they were concerned about his difficulty in expressing himself and carrying on a conversation with others.  Liam’s expressive language tended to lack complexity. He also had difficulty with producing bilabial sounds, such as “p” and “b” and frequently drooled. 
A treatment program that worked on oral motor exercises to strengthen Liam’s lips helped to decrease Liam’s drooling and to increase lip closure for production of “p” and “b”. In addition, therapy focused on expanding Liam’s play skills, using more complex expressive language, and following directions of increasing length and complexity. 
Liam has now finished treatment at our clinic and his parents are pleased with his progress. “Liam has loved and looked forward to coming each week. He has grown into an articulate and talkative child who doesn’t mind being helped/encouraged because of the gentle nature of the support he was given by Ms. Rachel. Everything about our experience here has been positive. The space is clean, the materials are up to date and plentiful, and the staff is timely and dependable…Thank you!”
We will miss Liam and we wish him and his family all the best!