The Pasadena Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
The center provides services to preschool children 18 months to six years.
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.
Parents may telephone to schedule an evaluation appointment.
Phone number: 626-564-8947
Fax number: 626-564-8056
e-mail: kidstalk @ pacbell.net
Office Coordinator: Becky Griffiths
The center is open the full calendar year, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
All services are provided free of charge. Tax deductible donations are gladly accepted.
Through gathering background information, observation, and testing, a speech-language pathologist helps to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses in the areas of speed and language and recommends an appropriate course of treatment.
Speech and Language Therapy
Therapy is provided to children with specific language disorders. The speech-language pathologist works with both the child and caregivers to facilitate the development of more appropriate communication skills.
Children are seen one to three times per week in individual sessions and/or small groups of two. A maximum of 24 months of treatment provided.
Consistent attendance and parent/caregiver observation of all sessions is mandatory.
What is a Speech-Language pathologist?
A speech-language pathologist is a specialist in speech and language development and related disorders, educated and trained to evaluate and treat those disorders.
Does my child need an evaluation?
Your child may have a speech and language problem if:
… by age one, he doesn’t cry, babble or pay attention to other voices.
… by age two, she doesn’t understand a small vocabulary and can’t put words together in speech.
… by age three, his speech cannot be understood by family, friends and peers.
… by age four, she doesn’t have a growing vocabulary, use short sentences and make most sounds.
… by age five, he can’t carry a simple conversation, is hard to understand, stutters, or sounds much different from playmates.
Other red flags:
Child is easily frustrated
Child has a short attention span for learning, listening, and/or problem solving
Child has a history of frequent middle ear infections.
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.
This program is supported by generous donations from …
The Pasadena Scottish Rite members
Parents, families, and friends of children we serve
as well as grants from…
Ann Peppers Foundation
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
Glendale Community Foundation
Lluella Morey Murphey Foundation
Pasadena Child Health Foundation
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
There are Scottish Rite clinics, centers, and special programs for children throughout the United States. The Pasadena Scottish Rite Childhood
Language Center is the thirteenth such center in California.