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From Lisa Stevens, Cohort 2

When Tom and Mary came to the Adult Clinic at CSUSM, they had nearly given up on speech therapy. In 2010, Mary had suffered a stroke that impacted her memory, attention, focus and motivation. Mary believed that speech therapy hadn’t helped much in the past, and she felt frustrated and despondent. While assessing Mary, I gave her positive feedback and explained that she could improve with practice and dedication. I also explained that testing revealed her cognitive skills were much better than she had thought. After our session, Mary tearfully hugged me, explaining that it was the first time she’d felt proud of herself in a long time. Then, she told Tom she wanted to go to lunch to celebrate. Tom was thrilled, explaining that Mary rarely wanted to go out anymore. Seeing how much Mary’s success meant to them made me realize the impact we can have our clients’ lives, as well as how important the service is that we provide to the community. Mary continues to attend speech therapy at CSUSM, and Tom has become an active participant in her therapy. Fall 2012