Help Eliminate Language and Learning Problems in Children


Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida, U.S.A.

The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,

Orient of Florida

Clinics and Programs for

Childhood Language Disorders





Website: www.helpforkidspeech.org



Approximately 46 Million people in the United States live with

some type of Communication Disorder.


Articulation/ Phonological Disorders

Articulation disorders represent more than 75% of all speech disorders in children.

Children with articulation disorders of unknown cause constitutes 99% of the caseloads of speech-language pathologist working in the schools.

Phonological disorders affect 10% of children in the first grade.




It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans stutter, of whom 99% are children.  

Stuttering occurs most frequently in children between the ages of 2 and 6.

Boys are three times more likely to stutter than girls.



Language Disorders

More than 1 million children received therapy for speech and language disorders in the public schools in 1994 - 1995.

Approximately 8 - 12% of preschool children have some form of language


Boys are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed  with specific language impairment than girls.



Checklist of Normal Speech and

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 YEARS 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 should be

produced: n, m, p, h, w, b.


BY 3 - 4 YEARS a child should answer who, what, where, and when 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, t, d, and ng.


You should be concerned if ...


  there is no communication by age 1

 speech is not understandable           

  speech or language is different than that of other children the same age

  a child is stuttering frequently beyond the age of 3

  a child does not understand what others are saying


Language is the foundation of our intellectual, educational and social development.

The help children receive at the Scottish Rite Clinic has a lasting impact on their lives.


The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Centers and Clinics

are endeavouring to make an impact on language problems

by providing services throughout the United States of America.

The Jacksonville Scottish Rite Joins Wolfson Children's

Rehabilitation Services at Baptist Health Center in this endeavour.







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Jacksonville, Florida 32206

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This Website was last updated on  November 22, 2012