posted May 2, 2015, 5:58 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 2, 2015, 5:58 PM ]
To the members of San Jose Scottish Rite:
I want to tell you, and everyone connected with the San Jose Scottish Rite Childhood Language and Learning Disorders Clinic, how extremely grateful we are for the services my four-year-old son, Nolan, has received. When he came to the clinic seven months ago, he could not pronounce K, hard G, or L, despite my best (and inexpert) efforts. He was hard to understand, even for his family. But because his difficulties weren't severe, the schools weren't an option. And all the therapists we spoke with before we were referred to the Scottish Rite were prohibitively expensive, even with the (minimal) insurance reimbursement we could apply for.
Now Nolan is almost ready to be discharged from speech therapy. He is so much easier to understand, which has eliminated frustration for him and everyone he talks with. And I'm so pleased that the Scottish Rite was willing to help him before his difficulties became so severe that they were difficult to correct and before the teasing at school could begin.
Nolan's therapist, Rachel Sense, has been a godsend. Nolan can lose focus--he is four, after all--but she knows how to get through to him and to make speech therapy something he looks forward to. Without her patience, expertise, and sense of fun, I think my son would be facing a difficult time academically and socially.

Many, many thanks.
Debbie G