Having a Blast
Four-year-old Sean Shultz and his mom, Heather, have come to HCMC every week for the past few years to work on his speech disorder. From the very start, "Miss Mary," as Sean calls his speech-language pathologist, has helped him stay in control of his own health care. "Even at his age!" Heather marvels. "And that's the most important thing to me as his mother." Mary lets Sean take the lead, tailoring his sessions to his mood and energy on that day. That way, he stays interested and engaged as they work on producing sounds and saying things correctly and consistently. "He always has a blast and doesn't realize he is learning," said his mom. "It’s amazing to see."