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The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Coachella Valley, is a private, nonprofit organization that has provided millions of dollars in services to thousands of children since 1981. We are one of 16 RiteCare Language Programs throughout California supported by the California Scottish Rite Foundation. Help ensure the future of our children by making a contribution today!

DONATE

If you would prefer to donate by Phone, please call us at (760) 341-6208.  Or you may also call the Foundation Office at (714)547-7325 and state your gift is to be designated toward the RiteCare CLC of Coachella Valley.

To make a contribution by cash or check, please send payments to:

RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Coachella Valley

44100 Monterey Ave. #218

(Fred Waring Building)

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Please make checks payable to the California Scottish Rite Foundation, and include “RiteCare CLC Coachella Valley” in the memo section.

Letter from a grateful parent:

You Can Make a Difference!

“It is difficult to find words to express thanking you for saving our child’s life. This is what you have done. You took our beloved child, destined for failure and heartache, and pointed him in the direction of happiness and success.”

The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Coachella Valley has made a lasting difference in the lives of children in the surrounding communities. The RiteCare Childhood Language Center provides life-changing speech, language, and literacy treatment of childhood language disorders free of charge.  Services are provided to children ranging from 18 months to 18 years of age.

Our Programs

Speech is how words and sounds are produced and include the following:


Articulation is how clearly we say sounds. Some children cannot say the /r/ or /l/ sound and need help to improve their articulation skills.


Fluency is the flow, smoothness, and rate of speech.  A disfluency is a break in the flow of speech, which is common for everyone.  Stuttering occurs when there are more breaks or dysfluencies than is typical.


Voice is how we use our breath and our vocal folds to produce sound.  The quality of child’s voice can become harsh if there is over-use from shouting, vocal pitch can be too high or too low, and voices can be too soft or too loud.


At the RiteCare Childhood Language Center we offer a variety of intervention models to assist children in the development of their speech skills. A majority of the time, children are seen in one-on-one intensive therapy sessions year-round. When appropriate, children may participate in small group therapy sessions to help generalize skills to new and more challenging settings.


All speech therapy programs are individualized.  Sessions are conducted by our licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist.  Speech therapy can improve the correct production of sounds, improve the flow of speech, and improve vocal quality and pitch.  We can help your child gain the skills they need to be a success in school and beyond.

SPEECH

Language is how we use words to form ideas and then share them.

  • Language is expressive, sharing thoughts and ideas.

  • Language is receptive, understanding what others say.

  • Language is semantics, what words mean. Some words have more than one meaning.

  • Language is syntax, putting words in the correct order.

  • Language is morphology, changing word meaning by adding sounds (i.e. “eat- eats- eating” or “done-undone-redone”).

  • Language is social.  We all need to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it to be socially appropriate.


At the RiteCare Childhood Language Center we offer a variety of intervention models to assist children in the development of their expressive and receptive language skills. A majority of the time, children are seen in one-on-one intensive therapy sessions year-round. When appropriate, children may participate in small group therapy sessions to help generalize skills to new and more challenging settings.


All language therapy programs are individualized. Sessions are conducted by our licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Language therapy can improve your child’s expressive language, so they can express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings and become an effective communicator. Language therapy can also improve your child’s receptive language skills so they can better understand instructions at home, in the classroom, and during extracurricular activities and enjoy success in all areas of life.

LANGUAGE

Literacy is the ability to read and write.


Reading is a multifaceted process to make meaning from print.

Writing is the process of generating text.


The following skills are required for successful reading and writing:

Phonemic Awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words.  Understanding that spoken words and syllables are made up of discrete sounds.


Phonics instruction teaches children that specific sounds belong to specific letters or specific letter patterns.


Reading fluency is the ability to read with consistent speed, accuracy, and expression.  Children read fluently when they are able to recognize words automatically and are no longer focused on how to read.


Vocabulary is knowledge of words and their meaning. A strong vocabulary assists with reading comprehension.


Reading Comprehension is the ability for a child to understand what they have read as well as to understand what they have written.


Spelling is the forming of words from letters according to accepted rules. Learning to spell and learning to read rely on the same underlying knowledge (i.e. relationships between letters and sounds).

LITERACY

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Mission

Help Children Find Their Voice

The California Scottish Rite Foundation is dedicated to support and assist children in California by providing childhood speech-language, literacy and education programs for a lifetime of improved communication and confidence.

GIVE

THE FUTURE

A VOICE.

Help children speak and communicate clearly.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Advisory Council Member

Dave Bean

Brother Dave Bean is a native Yankee, born and raised in Connecticut, and a 1982 graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He received his commission as a Naval officer in October of that year, and earned his Naval aviator wings in December 1983. He subsequently served more than 26 years on active duty, including a command tour with HS-6 at NAS North Island.

Advisory Council Member

Richard Bullard

Richard began his career in computer support/maintenance/implementation in 1977. He is the Project Management leader for implementation of the Omega Group Crimeview Dashboard for the department at inception and updating Backgrounds Tracking Systems. Richard has trained approximately 600 Patrol Officers in conjunction with The Omega Group Corporate trainer and is the coordinator of San Diego Police Department Website.

Advisory Council Member

Edward R. Collins

Edward R. (Ed) Collins was born and raised in Rockingham, N. C., in a family with a long Masonic history. He is married to his lovely wife, Sharon, and they have four children and four grandchildren. His passion for flying led to his flying lessons in high school and appointment to the U.S. Air Force Pilot Cadet program while in college. His aviation career would span some 60 years, retiring from Active Duty Air Force and Reserves as a Lt. Colonel, and a long career with American Airlines as a Chief Pilot, Instructor, and International Captain. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree and concentrated his law practice in the field of Aviation Law.

Advisory Council Member

James McGrath

Jim worked as a salesman until 1997, traveling Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. He was also active in local theaters in La Habra, Brea, Yorba Linda, and Temecula. He worked small parts in television and movies. He graduated from El Rancho High School in Rivera, California, Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, and attended law school in Riverside, California.

Advisory Council Member

Bill Stokes

Bill enjoyed a wonderful 30 plus years in sales, plus his semi-retirement job for 14 years as a San Diego Zoo Security Officer and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Since he was 12 years old, he has played drums in many bands, and now spends his spare time learning harmonica and guitar.

Advisory Council Member

Patricia Osuna

Patricia is a native San Diegan. She attended San Diego State University where she majored in Sociology with a minor in Psychology.

Advisory Council Member

Dennis Brown

Dennis earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California and began teaching at the college level at National University and San Diego State University in the teacher education departments. He became an Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Lodi, California (2001-2006) and the Director of Secondary Schools in Fremont, California (2006-2009).

Advisory Council Member

Larry Parker

Larry Parker is a retired veteran of 26 years of military service in the Navy and Marine Corps. He previously worked as a high school and community college instructor, as well as a policeman. He was licensed to practice law in 1973. Larry served as an active attorney and judge in various capacities in state and federal practice until retirement in 2015.

© 2022 by the California Scottish Rite Foundation, a 501c (3) organization. The Federal Tax Number for the California Scottish Rite Foundation is: 94-6078728.

44100 Monterey Ave. #218 (Fred Waring Building)
Palm Desert, CA 92260

The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Coachella Valley

Phone: (760) 341-6208