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In the early 1950s, the Scottish Rite initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders.

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Missouri Scottish Rite

In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP) clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.

Today, there are SRCLP clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase. The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally behind for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead productive lives.

Program Eligibility

As a rule, the SRCLP Clinics accept preschool children who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word or school-age children who have difficulty learning to read. Some centers also offer literacy training for adults.

 

Inquiries on age groups and program offerings in specific areas should be addressed to the director of the local Scottish Rite facility. Equally important, all services are available regardless of race, creed, or the family’s inability to pay.

 

While all children in need are eligible for available SRCLP treatment, please consult with your local facility for specific financial information.

Dedicated Missouri RiteCare Programs

There are several professional Scottish Rite RiteCare affiliated programs in Missouri that all provide free and accessible services to children in need of speech, language and learning therapy:

  • Walker Scottish Rite Clinic at Maryville University (St. Louis)
  • Robert G. Combs Childhood Language PreSchool at University of MO (Columbia)
  • Scottish Rite RiteCare Early Language Literacy Lab at University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg)
  • RiteCare Early Literacy Lab at Truman State University (Kirksville)
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri (St. Joseph)
  • RiteCare Clinic in Kansas City affiliated with Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Scottish Rite RiteCare services provided in partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network (Joplin/Springfield).
  • Hannibal Regional Hospital’s speech therapy assistance program (Hannibal)
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