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“I am so thankful for Scottish Rite and the work that they do for children that need help with speech. Julie and Summer are both so fun, patient, kind, encouraging, and loving with the children. It is truly a blessing to have this resource available to our families here in Santa Barbara!”

In operation since 1984, the center is a philanthropy of the Scottish Rite, a concordant body of the Freemasons. One of 170 RiteCare Centers across the U.S., our Center is located in downtown Santa Barbara on the 4th floor of the Masonic Center.


Improving your child’s speech and language communication is our ultimate goal and it all starts with providing individual therapy services each week. This type of therapy is a vital element of your child’s weekly program and allows your child maximum opportunity to work on his/her communication goals.


More importantly, it provides parents all the tools and essentials necessary for carrying out the skills learned in therapy each week. Each of our therapy sessions is also dedicated to speaking with parents and demonstrating specific strategies that are crucial to each child’s progress. Parents will be provided an opportunity to sit in on each session with their child or to observe through a two-way mirror and listen in on their child’s session through a speaker system. In either case, we encourage parent involvement in order to ensure steady progress and success.

OUR PROGRAMS

Children must be between 2 ½ and 5 years old in order to be put onto the waitlist.  Children must be fully immunized according to age and doctor. Once your child enters Kindergarten, he or she is no longer eligible to receive our private speech and language services.  Children receiving speech and language therapy from more than one source (speech therapist, private therapist, special day class) will not be eligible for our program.  While we do not take on clients who are receiving multiple services at the time of enrollment, we highly encourage you to seek other services for your child while he or she is on the waitlist.

If you are interested in enrolling your child for therapy at our center, please call our office and complete a brief intake interview with one of our staff members. One of our therapists will give you a call to schedule a screening within the month. This screening will determine your child’s priority level on our waiting list.

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INTAKE PROCEDURE

If your child is currently receiving weekly speech and language therapy services through their school or another state agency/program, a copy of their current records, IEP and most recent evaluation will be requested by our center.
After a thorough review of the specific records by one of our staff therapists, parents will be contacted to discuss and determine the next step in the screening and evaluation process for your child. We will also work closely with your child’s school or agency therapist in order to provide a well-rounded therapy program.

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IEP's & SCHOOL THERAPY SERVICES

Once your child is placed on our screening waitlist, we will contact you within about a month’s time in order to set an appointment at the Language Center. This evaluation appointment  will take place with one of our licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and determine his or her place on our waitlist based on need.

A thorough assessment of your child’s current speech and language skills will be completed in order to determine his/her current levels of communicative abilities. Background information, medical history, educational services, parent interviews, and testing will be conducted in order to identify the specific needs of your child.

This process serves a dual purpose in determining not only if your child requires treatment but more importantly, it guides the therapist in determining the specific goals and course of your child’s therapy.  Our clinicians are dedicated to providing a highly individualized therapy program to each child at our center.

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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.

Julie DeAngelis, Speech-Language Pathologist, Center Director

Speech-Language Pathologist, Center Director

Julie DeAngelis

Julie has been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 20 years since graduating from Northern Arizona University and the University of Texas-Dallas. She holds both a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders and brings to the Center her expertise in pediatric speech and language therapy.

Julie has been at the Language Center since September 2007. She has worked in the public school system in the U.S. as well as abroad for a non-profit agency in Australia. Her passion for global work continues to take her around the world as she generously volunteers her professional time with Operation Smile. In her free time, Julie attends ceramics class, enjoys keeping fit, and loves to travel and explore different cultures.

Summer Calvert, Speech-Language Pathologist, Program Director

Speech-Language Pathologist, Program Director

Summer Calvert

Summer has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for more than 15 years, earning both of her degrees in Speech-Language Pathology, graduating with her Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and with her Master's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Summer gained her expertise in pediatric speech and language therapy through working for the SB County Education Office for 7 years and has been a clinician at our center since 2011. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, rollerskating, and traveling anywhere and everywhere. Summer is currently working on obtaining her certification in dyslexia intervention.

Ella Peter, Admin Professional

Admin Professional

Ella Peter

Ella is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara who earned her degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Linguistics. Ella has a passion for the outdoors and helping others, which led her to begin volunteering at Brain Lab. She hopes to one day become a Speech-Language Pathologist and is so grateful for the outstanding Speech-Pathologists at the Santa Barbara, Rite Care center. When she is not at RiteCare or school, Ella enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends, travel, and skiing!

Maurice Sourmany, Personal Representative of the Language Center

Personal Representative of the Language Center

Maurice Sourmany

Maurice has been a Mason since 1968. He previously served as our language center's Assistant Personal Representative and as Chairman of the Board for the Language Center. With various offices, Maurice was elected Master of the Magnolia Lodge #242 in 1977 and has been a member of the Scottish Rite since 1969. He received his 32° and also joined the York Rite and the Al Malaikah Shrine in 1969. Appointed as Grand Lodge Committeeman for 9 years, Maurice became affiliated with Carpinteria Lodge #444 in 1980 and was elected its Master in 1982. Working his entire life at Victor The Florist starting when he was 14, became manager at 35 and eventually became owner when his father passed away. Retiring at 64, he sold the business to his daughter in 2006 who is now a third generation florist.

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

16 E. Carrillo St
4th Floor
Santa Barbara,
CA 93101

The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Santa Barbara

Phone: (805) 962-8469

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RITECARE CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE CENTER

SANTA BARBARA

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

RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Santa Barbara

16 E. Carrillo St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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

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