Frequently Asked Questions

What speech and language services do you offer?

At Scottish Rite we provide;

  •  Comprehensive speech and language assessment
  •  Individual speech and language therapy
  •  Hearing Screenings

How do families access Scottish Rite Services?

Parents or legal guardians are the primary initial contact for all children applying for services. Parents should contact the clinic to discuss their child’s circumstances with a speech/language pathologist. The center welcomes inquires regarding treatment eligibility, communication disorders and speech and language development. To learn more or begin the application process, please call us at 301-337-7893.

What is the cost for your services?

Financial assistance is available in order to make sure that each child who comes into our clinic is able to receive the services he or she needs, regardless of their ability to pay. We accept the State of Maryland Medical Assistance Program for Children (w/ a valid MA number and eligibility status), United Health Care, Blue Cross / Blue Shield and Care First insurance. In addition, Masonic Families are seen regardless of their ability to pay.

How do I know if my child needs therapy?

When children first learn to talk, they may produce sounds incorrectly, delete sounds, or put words in the wrong order as a part of normal development. However, persistent problems in any of these areas may indicate a need for a speech-language assessment.

Communication development in children tends to follow a specific pattern. However, some variation is natural and can be expected. Generally, children begin using first words between 12 and 14 months. They often have an expressive vocabulary of approximately 50 words, with some 2-word combinations, at age 2. Other people should understand most of what a child says by age 4, which is when a child typically speaks in sentences of at least 4 to 5 words in length with mostly correct grammar.