The primary focus at the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Stockton, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, is to serve children with communicative impairments and disorders. Referrals come from numerous sources including teachers, physicians, health professionals, community referrals and the yellow pages.
If you or someone you care about is interested in services from the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Stockton:
- Contact the office manager at 209.946.3121 for a referral packet.
- Return the completed referral packet.
- You will be contacted as soon as an appointment time for a diagnostic evaluation is available.
Our therapy sessions are held twice a week, with each session being 60 minutes in length. We operate on a semester basis. The Fall semester begins in early September and Spring semester begins in mid-January. Each session runs for approximately a 12- week period.
Services are provided free of charge to children and their families. The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Stockton is a registered 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit under the umbrella of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, and is totally reliant on private philanthropy from individuals, foundations and corporate support. Visit the RiteCare Childhood Language Center website for more information or to support the work of the foundation.
Who provides the therapy services?
The clinicians are seniors and graduate students. The student clinicians are supervised by certified, licensed speech-language pathologists.
Our mission is to provide quality speech-language pathology services to individuals in the community utilizing best practices, current research and individualized client-centered treatment planning.
What disorders do we treat?
Communication disorders in adults may arise from many causes including stroke, head trauma, neurological disease, surgeries, injuries, aging and occasionally unknown causes. Some of the subsequent impairment areas may include:
- Cognitive impairments: These may include deficits in attention, concentration, organization, sequencing, judgment, problem-solving and decision-making. Sometimes cognitive impairments occur with other communicative impairments.
- Fluency disorders: These may include an interruption in the rhythm of speech characterized by hesitation, repetitions or prolongation of sounds, syllables, words or phrases. Stuttering is a fluency disorder.
- Hearing impairments: These may include acquired or organic hearing loss that may be addressed through aural rehabilitation. Habilitation after a cochlear implant is included in this category.
- Language disorders: These may include significant difficulty with understanding, producing and/or using spoken language, written language, or other symbolic language.
- Speech Sound Disorders: These may include difficulty in planning, producing, and coordinating the sounds of speech for clear, efficient, and effective communication.
- Voice impairments: These may include disorders be due to organic, functional or neurological origins that may impact the breathing, voicing, resonating and articulating systems of communication.