From the Clinic (April, 2014)

posted May 30, 2015, 5:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 1:59 PM ]
Zachary is a sweet four year old boy who attends our clinic twice a week for speech therapy services. He is currently working on his articulation and language skills secondary to a diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). He often gives his therapist hugs, and enjoys staying active and singing songs during his sessions here. He has been working on his sentence length, producing verbs, and /s/-clusters, such as the word “stuck,” among other articulation goals.
Zachary was referred to our clinic from his speech therapist at his special day class. At the time of their referral his speech was very delayed, about a year behind, and could only say three word sentences, and many of those words were not pronounced correctly. 
Since attending the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic his mother reports, “His speech and language have improved a great deal. He is speaking words now that he couldn’t say before. He is also putting more words together into 4-5 word sentences. Zachary has become more outgoing and talkative. He is also better at communicating his needs to his family every day and has become more interactive with other kids, especially at his preschool and special day class.” 
Zachary’s mother noted that the most rewarding thing about receiving services at the Scottish Rite clinic is, “Seeing the smile on his face and seeing how happy he is when he understands what a word means, or when he finally says the word correctly and can express what he is wanting or feeling.” 
In addition, his mother shares, “My experience at the Scottish Rite Clinic has been wonderful. Zachary has really enjoyed coming and his Speech and Language therapist, Jenna,  has been so nice to him. I would recommend the clinic because it really makes a difference in your child’s speech and language skills. The clinicians really care about your child and they take the time to personally get to know them and their speech and language needs. Jenna has been so amazing. She has really worked hard to improve Zachary’s speech. She has been so patient and kind to him. I can see the difference she has made in Zachary’s life.”