Upcoming Events

  • Fore The Kids Golf Tournament
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    The San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center presents the Fore The Kids Golf Tournament – a fundraiser to benefit San Diego’s children in need. Date coming soon! Sponsorship opportunities available!
  • The Robert Burns Dinner
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    The Robert Burns Dinner, held each year in February, recognizes Robert Burns, Scottish poet and lyricist. This annual event includes traditional Scottish fare, the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items and a program that you won’t soon forget. Cost is just $35 per person! Proceeds from t
  • Philippines Independence Day Event
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    This is a very special annual event that takes place in June and celebrates the Filipino heritage and community. The night encompasses a delicious dinner, authentic entertainment and a thoughtful and touching program. Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center.

The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of San Diego, is a private, nonprofit organization that has provided millions of dollars in services to thousands of children in San Diego County since 1981. We are one of 18 RiteCare Language Programs throughout California supported by the California Scottish Rite Foundation. Help ensure the future of our children by making a contribution today!

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

San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center
ATTN: Business Development Department
1895 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92109

Please make checks payable to the California Scottish Rite Foundation, and include “San Diego RiteCare CLC” 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 San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center, located in Mission Valley, opened in 1981. Since opening, we have provided services to thousands of children in the San Diego area. Our services are provided by licensed, board-certified speech-language pathologists. Speech-language pathology evaluations and therapy are provided for a variety of communication disorders. Each child who is accepted into our program receives up to $7,000 in services and all treatment is offered to families free of charge.

OUR PROGRAMS

The San Diego RiteCare Childhood Language Center provides life-changing speech and language therapy services to children ages 2-12 in San Diego who have communication disorders, with no required fees to their families. Our goal is to ensure that every child in San Diego has the communication skills they need to thrive in school and beyond.

ABOUT

  • Complete diagnostic speech-language evaluations

  • One-on-one or small group therapy sessions

  • Session observation and home activities for parents

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Phonologypatterns of sound errors, the child may delete one sound from a consonant cluster (saying “poon” for “spoon” and “back” for “black” or substitute all sounds made in the back of the mouth for those in the front of the mouth (saying “tup” for “cup”)

  • Stutteringdisruptions in the fluency of speech, the child may use repetitions of words, parts of words, or prolongations of sounds.

  • Articulationerrors in the production of speech sounds, the child may substitute, delete, add, or change sounds (saying “wabbit” for “rabbit” or a lisp).

  • Voiceunusual vocal quality, the child’s voice sounds harsh, hoarse, or breathy.

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speechmotor speech disorder, the child knows what he/she wants to say, but his/her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements needed, the child has problems saying sounds, syllables, and words.

  • Expressive Languagedifficulty 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 Languagedifficulty understanding what is said, the child may have trouble following directions, understanding questions, or identifying objects/pictures.

Disorders Evaluated and Treated

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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.

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1895 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of San Diego

Phone: (619) 291-2506