PIRATE - Testimonials
What our clients are saying about PIRATE…
"I think we all recognized changes in his expressive language almost immediately. He is confident and focused, as usual, but now it is reflected more so in his communication! The program you have developed is working and has improved the life of this Veteran and his family!"
— Previous Speech-Language Pathologist of Jan 2011 participant
"[The Speech-Language Pathologist] was great with my son, both with speech and understanding his needs. He felt very at ease and comfortable with her."
— Mother of May 2012 PIRATE Participant
"The surgeon supports me returning to the unit. I will meet with the doctor to plan a future in the military. I will try hard to be retire in the military. Thank you and the PIRATE program."
— Sept 2011 Participant
"I am glad to be home. I did my speech twice. It went well. I am doing well. Almost every one said I am speaking much better. I want to thank you for helping me. I am going to my daughter's for my granddaughter's graduation this weekend."
— Joe W., May 2010 participant who was unable to write single words, in an e-mail
"I think Joe's responses will indicate his satisfaction with your program. On a personal note, I have to say he hasn't stopped singing your praises since he got back. You guys are doing great work! Keep it up! Thanks for everything."
— Speech-Language Pathologist of May PIRATE participant
"I am very grateful for your time and patience in helping me understand aphasia."
— Jill P., wife of a January 2009 participant
"Everyone we come in contact with have been impressed with the progress made."
— Wife of March 2011 participant
"It was great. I'll recommended it to everyone. It was eight hours a day, five days a week and four hours on Saturdays, really intense....Thank you so much for sending me there."
— Benjamin D., August 2010 participant
"FYI, Mike and I had a truly fascinating conversation (using all forms of supported communication) about funerals, sea burials, cemeteries, etc. all because we pulled over to the side of the road to let a funeral pass.
I learned a lot and had no idea he had all this knowledge about this topic. THANX!"
— Sharon M., wife of August 2010 participant
"Just wanted to drop a note on how important it was to us that your program sought and honored our personal goals when determining Sam's therapy. It was also great that you pushed him to his limits. I think these things are a great part of your success with participants."
— Charlene J., sister of a May 2010 participant
"Thanks for giving me my life back."
— Joe W., May 2010 participant
"For us, PIRATE is much more than speech pathology. So far you and the others have performed a minor miracle in Dan's personal life. We hope to continue the gains."
— Jim H., father of a July 2009 participant
"I am sure that this program did make me better to use writing and reading. I will have it for forever and ever."
— Carl S., November 2009 participant