The Miracle of the Scottish Rite Clinics, Centers, & Programs for Childhood Language Disorders

posted May 2, 2015, 1:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 2, 2015, 1:54 PM ]
In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders.  The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of Scottish Rite clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.
Today there are 112 Scottish Rite clinics, centers, and special programs 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 handicapped for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead useful lives.
Through the support of Scottish Rite members, and community contributions, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase in number.