What Services Do We Provide?
Complete speech and language diagnostic evaluations
Intensive speech and language therapy services for children
Advocacy for children and their families
Consultations to schools, agencies and for other professionals
The purpose of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is to serve as many children in the San Diego area whose primary presenting problem is a speech and/or language disorder. In keeping with statewide Scottish Rite Center guidelines, we are unable to accept children who have a diagnosis of Mental Retardation, Deafness, Cerebral Palsy, or Autism.
By 2-3 a child should follow a two-step command, understand simple opposites, use 2-3 word sentences, and have a word for almost everything. The following sounds are produced: n, m, p, h, w, b.
By 3-4 a child should answer who, what, where, and why questions, talk about things he/she does, and use frequent sentences with 4 or more words. The sounds listed above should be present, in addition to k, g, l, d and ng. The child should be understood most of the time.
By 4-5 a child should pay attention to a story and answer simple questions about it. He/she should understand most of what is said at home and school. He/she should talk in detailed sentences and tell stories that sound the same as the rest of the family. Almost all sounds are mastered with the exception of a few (like /r/ and "th").
Parents know their children best. If you are concerned about your child's communication in any way, give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and there is no charge.