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Meet Becky


In a cozy room at ARC, five-year-old Becky and her speech therapist Stephanie are playing a word game.

"What do cows drink?" asks Stephanie. "Milk," comes the reply.

"What does a red light mean?” "Stop."

_RSP4888Becky has come a long way from being the shy youngster who didn't speak at all before she was three, and was "tentative and timid," according to her dad Jose through an interpreter.

"What I respect most about ARC is their sensitive approach in helping my daughter," he added, saying that Becky has become so much more confident.

In fact, she now speaks in full sentences.

"I think you might lose," Becky says to her therapist, smiling, as the word game begins to wrap up.