RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program was founded by the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction to help children with speech and language disorders. There are over 170 RiteCare programs throughout the United States providing care and teaching young children with speech and language disorders the communication skills necessary to succeed in school and throughout their lives.
There are several professional RiteCare affiliated programs in Missouri that provide free and accessible services to children: Walker Scottish Rite Clinic at Maryville University (St. Louis), Robert G. Combs Childhood Language PreSchool at University of MO (Columbia), Scottish Rite RiteCare Early Language Literacy Lab at University of Central Missouri, RiteCare Early Literacy Lab at Truman State University, United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri (St. Joseph), RiteCare Clinic in Kansas City and Scottish Rite RiteCare services provided in Joplin.
The LIGHT Foundation supports the RiteCare mission to “help children communicate.”
The Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction host the nationally recognized Children’s Dyslexia Centers to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. There are more than 40 Dyslexia Centers in 13 states who provide intervention at reduced or no charge to children from early elementary through high school who have a profile suggesting dyslexia. Children are eligible regardless of economic status. The positive impact of early intervention on the lives of these children and their families is enormous and inspires commitment to this program.
The LIGHT Foundation supports the Children’s Dyslexia Centers mission to “believe in a child’s success.”