The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Orient of Maryland

Parent Info


 



Eligibility

We see clients between the ages of 18 months and 18 years with diagnoses including articulation disorders, autism, receptive and expressive language delays, Down syndrome, phonological awareness disorders, fluency disorders, cleft palate, and language based reading disabilities.


Speech and Language Evaluation

An evaluation of a child's speech and language development includes a review of medical and school records, interviews with parents and prior therapists, and diagnostic sessions with the child. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the speech and language skills of the child, determine if treatment is needed, and identify whether the child is an appropriate candidate for therapy at our clinic.

Parents interested in an evaluation should contact the clinic to complete the appropriate paperwork.


Individual Speech Therapy

The cornerstone service of the Center is direct, intensive treatment of children to improve their speech and language skills. Based on the results of a speech and language evaluation, the Center's therapists develop a treatment plan for the child in consultation with their parents and other therapists. Therapy is individualized in a 1:1 setting with each session usually lasting 30 minutes. Observation rooms are also available for parents and family members to observe each session. We pride ourselves in our ability to educate the parents so that the skills learned in our center are carried over into the home and school environments.


Individual Parent Education

The Center's third major service is to provide parents with the skills and techniques to help their child improve their speech and language. This is accomplished through individual coaching sessions.

 


Celebrating 25 years of service to the Community!