Speech, language and literacy disorders can strike any child – with devastating outcomes. Many children struggle daily with the task of speaking clearly, reading and writing. They become used to being teased, ignored, or even scolded when they want to say something, when attempting to read, or when asked to write. Unfortunately, countless children with speech, language and literacy disorders are inappropriately socially promoted from one grade level to the next and suffer from extremely low self-confidence and difficulty succeeding academically.
Established in 1977, the Robert L. Douglass Speech and Language Clinic has made a lasting difference in the lives of children in Los Angeles and 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 3 to 18 years of age.
The Robert L. Douglass Speech and Language Clinic, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, totally reliant on philanthropy from individuals, foundations and corporate partners. We do not receive any state or federal funding.
We serve children with speech, language and literacy disorders by providing the opportunity for free, life-changing therapy to improve their communication skills.
We are leaders in transitioning children with childhood communication disorders to realize their full potential.
The Robert L. Douglass Speech and Language Clinic adheres to the premise that every child with speech, language or literacy disorders should have the opportunity to receive vital therapy from certified Speech Pathologists so that they may lead productive lives; freely communicating with their family, peers, and succeeding academically.
Acquiring these services can be life-changing, providing a renewed sense of self confidence, and the ability to communicate that many take for granted.
All of the above is provided at NO COST to the children we serve or their families.
The Robert L. Douglass Speech and Language Clinic is a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation that was founded in 1958 and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
“Everett had a severe speech delay and difficulty communicating without his mother as a ‘translator.’ After intensive speech and language therapy, Everett is an independent communicator.” – Bridget – Mother of Everett
Transforming a child’s life like that of Everett’s, demonstrates exactly how powerful your gifts can be! The intense therapy children with speech, language, and literacy disorders receive commands a concerted effort that is only made possible through the kindness exhibited by loyal supporters like you. Whether your support involves a one-time gift, the sponsorship of a child’s therapy, a commitment with recurring monthly gifts, or making a larger planned gift, your support makes all the difference to children like Everett, who are waiting for desperately-needed therapy.
The Robert L. Douglass Speech and Language Clinic does not receive any government funding, and therefore, is totally reliant on private philanthropy to continue providing these services free of charge to our clients and their families.
Please consider donating to the Robert L. Douglass Speech and Language Clinic to provide life-changing therapy to children in need. They are really counting on you, so they can thrive like their peers and contribute to their communities! Go ahead! Use the power of your gift to change a life! Every gift, regardless of its amount, makes a difference! Thank you!
Wishing you the best of good health and ongoing prosperity!
Chairman of the Board