posted May 23, 2015, 4:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 23, 2015, 4:55 PM ]
Theresa is a sweet, hardworking 12 year old girl who has been coming to the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic due to a speech and language disorder. Like her older brother and sister who also have articulation issues, Theresa struggled with producing her r’s, l’s and th’s. She dropped syllables of multisyllabic words and the final consonants of words. She also had some difficulty with oral motor skills, such as movement of the tongue independently of the jaw. In addition, she struggled with grammar, such as regular past tense.
Theresa’s steadfast work during the past year has paid off and her family has noted significant improvements since she enrolled in treatment. Her mother reported that her speech is “more intelligible”. Her family has also noticed that they don’t have to ask her to repeat herself as much. Most importantly, her parents have noticed that Theresa is more confident!
Theresa has mastered producing multisyllabic words and adding final consonants to words during conversation. She has also graduated from working on her l’s. She continues to work toward mastering her r’s, th’s and grammar. 
Theresa’s family has found their experience at the clinic “very positive”. Her parents also commented that the “staff is professional and friendly and deliver results.” Theresa’s family has been instrumental in her progress. She always completes her speech homework and works hard during her speech sessions.  Theresa is always a pleasure to see in the clinic!