About the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Stockton

The primary focus at the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Stockton, a California Scottish Rite Foundation program, is to serve children with communicative impairments and disorders. Referrals come from numerous sources, including teachers, physicians, health professionals, community referrals, and the Yellow Pages.

If you or someone you care about is interested in services from the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Stockton, please email pacificsrlc@pacific.edu to request a referral packet.

Our therapy sessions are held twice a week, with each session being 60 minutes in length. We operate on a semester basis - The fall semester begins in early September, and the Spring semester begins in mid-January. Each session runs for approximately 12 weeks.

Services are provided free of charge to children and their families. The RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Stockton is a registered 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit under the California Scottish Rite Foundation umbrella and relies on private philanthropy from individuals, foundations, and corporate support. 

Who provides the assessment and treatment services?

The clinicians are seniors and graduate students. The student clinicians are supervised by certified, licensed speech-language pathologists.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality speech-language pathology services to individuals in the community utilizing best practices, current research, and individualized client-centered treatment planning.

What disorders do we assess and treat?

Communication disorders in adults may arise from many causes, including stroke, head trauma, neurological disease, surgeries, injuries, aging, and occasionally unknown causes. Some of the subsequent impairment areas may include:

Fluency disorders: These may include an interruption in the rhythm of speech characterized by hesitation, repetitions, or prolongation of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases. Stuttering is a fluency disorder.

Language disorders: These may include significant difficulty understanding, producing, and/or using spoken language, written language, or other symbolic language. 

Speech Sound Disorders: These may include difficulty in planning, producing, and coordinating the sounds of speech for clear, efficient, and effective communication.

Voice impairments: These may include disorders due to organic, functional, or neurological origins that may impact the breathing, voicing, resonating, and articulating systems of communication. 

Cognitive impairments: These may include deficits in attention, concentration, organization, sequencing, judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making. Sometimes, cognitive impairments occur with other communicative impairments.

Hearing impairments: These may include acquired or organic hearing loss that may be addressed through aural rehabilitation—habilitation after a cochlear implant is included in this category.