(559) 498-8393
Fresno Scottish Rite
Childhood Language Center

Welcome to the Scottish Rite Language Center of Fresno

Education and concern for children are among the fundamental tenets of the Masonic family. This is demonstrated by over 210 clinics nationwide. The Scottish Rite Centers have been recognized as local, state and national leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and advocacy of learning disabled children. Each clinic is philanthropically supported at the local level. This means that people give of their time, effort and resources to fund the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Center. To receive services, volunteer, donate or get more information simply call the Clinic.

The mission of the Center is to provide free services to children with language, literacy, and learning challenges. We serve children with difficulties listening, speaking, paying attention, remembering, reading and writing between 18 months and 18 years of age who live throughout the Central Valley of California. The Center provides diagnostic, advocacy, counseling and therapeutic services.



Language Center Services

The mission of the Center is to provide free services to children with language, literacy, and learning challenges. We serve children with difficulties listening, speaking, paying attention, remembering, reading and writing between 18 months and 18 years of age who live throughout the Central Valley of California. The Center provides diagnostic, advocacy, counseling and therapeutic services.

What Services Do We Provide?
  • Complete speech and language diagnostic evaluations
  • Intensive speech and language therapy services for children
  • Advocacy for children and their families
  • Consultations to schools, agencies and for other professionals
Admission Guidelines

The purpose of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is to serve as many children in the Central Valley of California whose primary presenting problem is a speech and/or language disorder. In keeping with statewide Scottish Rite Center guidelines, we are unable to accept children who have a primary diagnosis of Mental Retardation, Deafness, Cerebral Palsy, or Autism.

Checklist for Typical Speech & Language Development

  • By 1-2 years a child should follow simple directions, point to several body parts, combine two words, and ask simple questions.
  • By 2-3 a child should follow a two-step command, understand simple opposites, use 2-3 word sentences, and have a word for almost everything. The following sounds are produced: n, m, p, h, w, b.
  • By 3-4 a child should answer who, what, where, and why questions, talk about things he/she does, and use frequent sentences with 4 or more words. The sounds listed above should be present, in addition to k, g, l, d and ng. The child should be understood most of the time.
  • By 4-5 a child should pay attention to a story and answer simple questions about it. He/she should understand most of what is said at home and school. He/she should talk in detailed sentences and tell stories that sound the same as the rest of the family. Almost all sounds are mastered with the exception of a few (like /r/ and "th").
  • Parents know their children best. If you are concerned about your child's communication in any way, give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and there is no charge.

Success Stories

“The Clinic has been critical to my son’s progression from being two grade levels behind to being on grade level. They helped his teacher learn how to work with his learning disability and advocated for services to help him at school. Thanks you so much for all that you do.”

“Our son is a bright kid, but I felt that we had come to a crossroads. He was constantly getting in trouble for being disruptive in class and not paying attention, and the daily reprimands were affecting his self-esteem and ability to enjoy school. After sessions, and implementing some recommended strategies in the classroom, our son’s ability to focus is much better. He’s able to complete his work, and most importantly, he is a happier kid. I truly believe that the help he received at the Center has changed the course of his life.”



The Center

Our therapy sessions are generally held for 45 minutes. Evaluations may require from one to three hours when needed.

  • Our Fresno Center is open Monday through Thursday, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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Fundraising

Support for The Center

The Fresno Language Center provides free services and in order to keep doing so, we need your support. There are several ways to give to the center. Donate directly to the center, volunteer or participate in a fundraising event, or become a Legacy donor.

Why Give?

Giving to others is the single most rewarding thing you can do. Giving touches the future and reminds us of what matters in life. It is a reflection of the belief that our children, our families and our communities are important. The Center has provided free services to children since 1992. One-hundred percent of the contributions made to the Center go towards the care of children. The Center has been recognized as a local and national leader in the diagnosis, treatment and advocacy of learning disabled children. Most importantly, we change the lives of children challenged by language, learning, and literacy. We help them develop a strong foundation to be successful in school and life.

Legacy Builders

Legacy Builders are persons who have decided to support future learning challenged children through their Will. Legacy builders create Trusts, Foundations or make Bequests to the center allowing us to care for future generations of children. To become a Legacy Builder we suggest that you dis- cuss Legacy Building with your spouse. Then meet with your financial/estate ad- visors and name the Fresno Scottish Rite as a beneficiary in a second to die provision of your will and identify your gift as a percentage of your estate. Do it soon ..Over 80 percent of Americans die with- out a will. Leaving their loved ones to face probate courts on how to manage their estate. Now is the best time to share with your loved ones your wishes and passions in life as well as death.

for more information on Legacy Builders, download the pamphlet.


Fundraising Events

Every year Scottish Rite hosts several fund raising events. As we look forward to 2014 we want to make sure you have the opportunity to add our events in your schedule.

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The mission of the Center is to provide free services to children with language, literacy, and learning challenges. We serve children with difficulties listening, speaking, paying attention, remembering, reading and writing between 18 months and 18 years of age who live throughout the Central Valley of California. The Center provides diagnostic, advocacy, counseling and therapeutic services.


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Phone: (559) 498-8393

1435 L Street Fresno, Ca 93721


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