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The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Pasadena, is a private, nonprofit organization that has provided millions of dollars in services to thousands of children. We are one of 17 RiteCare Language Programs throughout California supported by the California Scottish Rite Foundation. Help ensure the future of our children by making a contribution today!

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RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Pasadena

150 N. Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101-1710

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

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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.”

Established in 1992, the Pasadena RiteCare Childhood Language Center, in partnership with Pasadena City College, provides services to children 18 months to 18 years of age.

There are no geographical restrictions, however our focus is on Pasadena and surrounding communities.

We do not provide long-term services to children who are already receiving therapy, who are eligible for intensive special education services through the public schools, or who have a primary diagnosis other than specific language impairment.

OUR PROGRAMS

We are committed to providing quality services to young children with speech and language disorders. Our primary goals are 1) early identification and treatment of language disorders and 2) facilitating family involvement in this process.


We believe early intervention can help prevent a speech and language disorder from developing into a lifelong handicap. In addition, it can help curtail the development of secondary language delays such as behavior, emotional, and learning problems.


Families are involved in every stage of treatment. Through observations of therapy sessions and discussing intervention with the therapist, parents learn how to promote speech and language skills during daily interactions.


Therapy is conducted within the context of developmentally appropriate activities such as playing with toys, sharing books, and using computers. This makes therapy fun and motivating for the child.

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PHILOSOPHY

Speech-Language Clinic Services:

  • Diagnostic Evaluations

A Speech-Language Pathologist will gather background information, observe, and test, your child’s strengths and needs in speech and language, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

  • Speech and Language Therapy

Therapy is provided to children with specific speech and language challenges.The speech-language clinician works with both the child and caregivers to facilitate the development of communication skills. Therapy is conducted through developmentally appropriate activities such as play, reading, and other activities. This makes therapy fun and motivating!

Children are seen one to three times per week in individual sessions and/or small groups. The majority of services are implemented by Speech-Language Pathology Assistant students from Pasadena City College.

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SERVICES PROVIDED

The center provides services to preschool children 18 months to 18 years of age. There are no geographical restrictions, however, our focus is on serving the children of Pasadena and surrounding communities.

We provide the following types of treatment:

  • Speech

    • Articulation and Phonology- the production of speech sounds and patterns. Some children cannot say the sounds (like /r/, /s/, or /l/) and need help to improve their skills.

    • Childhood Apraxia of Speech-a motor speech disorder, resulting in difficulty coordinating muscle movements for saying sounds, syllables, and words.

    • Fluency- the smoothness and rate of speech. Problems can result in stuttering.

    • Voice-Quality of the sound of voice production.   Problems can happen due to overuse or harmful habits.

  • Language

    • Expressive Language - difficulty using spoken language to express thoughts, the child may have trouble naming objects/pictures, putting words into sentences, having conversations, or using proper grammar.

    • Receptive Language – difficulty understanding what is said, the child may have trouble following directions, understanding questions, or identifying objects/pictures.

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

    • The use of different tools and strategies to support someone’s ability to communicate when physical speech is difficult to understand or not present.

  • Phonological Awareness Enrichment

    • Purposely developing phonological awareness in the early years can support beginning reading skills. Older children can also build skills if they are struggling with decoding written language.

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WHO WE SERVE

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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.

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THE FUTURE

A VOICE.

Help children speak and communicate clearly.

© 2024 by the California Scottish Rite Foundation, a 501c (3) organization. The Federal Tax Number for the California Scottish Rite Foundation is: 94-6078728.

150 N. Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101-1710

The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Pasadena

Phone: (626) 564-8947

RITECARE CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE CENTER

PASADENA

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