"In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.
Today, there are 178 RiteCare® clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase. The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally behind for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead productive lives. As a rule, the RiteCare® Clinics accept preschool children who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word or school-age children who have difficulty learning to read. Some centers also offer literacy training for adults."
All Children's Specialty Care of Fort Myers:
4550 Colonial Blvd.
Ft. Meyers, FL 33912
All Children's Specialty Care of Lakeland:
3310 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805
All Children's Specialty Care of Pasco:
5640 W Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652
All Children's Specialty Care of Sarasota:
5881 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238
All Children's Specialty Care of Tampa:
12220 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
L. L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic; 1007 RRC:
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1200
Contact: Juliann Woods
Scotish Rite Clinic at Baptist Hospital:
1717 North E. Street, Suite 236
Pensacola, FL 32501
Wolfson Children's Hospital at Baptist Health:
807 Children's Way, 3rd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Center for Speech and Language, Inc.:
5020 Goddard Avenue
Orland, FL 32804
Rehabilitation Center for Children & Adults, Inc.:
300 Royal Palm Way
Palm Beach, FL 33480
1034 Jenks Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
Speech Language Pathology at All Children's Hospital:
33 6th Street, S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
University of Florida Speech & Hearing Clinic:
PO Box 117420
435 Dauer Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7420