Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Sacramento Language Therapy Services

This page includes answers to some of the most common questions we receive from prospective applicants to our Sacramento language therapy center. We trust the information here will be helpful for you as you gather information. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Sacramento Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center to speak with our staff!

What do I do if I suspect my child has a speech or language problem?

Contact our Center and discuss your concerns to see if your child requires an initial screening, evaluation and/or therapy.

What is the application process for enrollment?

  • Contact the Language Center to discuss your concerns.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork.
  • Your child's file will be reviewed and determination of need for further assessment will be made.
  • If assessment is required, your child's name will be placed on a waiting list for evaluation.
  • If assessment is not required, your child's name will be placed on the waiting list for therapy.

How does my child qualify for therapy at your Center?

After identification of a speech language learning deficit, our Center will provide services specifically designed for your child. Children seen at this Center typically present with speech language learning, including dyslexia, phonological processing, and auditory processing problems. An initial six-week diagnostic period of therapy is utilized upon enrollment to further determine child’s specific current needs and therapy is continued if determined appropriate

If my child qualifies how often can he/she be seen?

Children are usually scheduled for one 50-minute session per week.

Can my child be seen immediately or do you have a waiting list?

All children's names are put on an initial intake waiting list in the order of date of completed file review. When an opening for evaluation occurs, you will be contacted.

How much do services cost?

All services of the Sacramento Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center are provided free of charge. The Center is funded by members and friends of the Sacramento Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the California Scottish Rite Foundation, from the unsolicited donations from families utilizing the services of the Center, and from the general public.

How can I help as a parent?

You have already taken the first step by finding out more about your child's development so that you can continue to advocate for your child. It's also beneficial to take the time to read to your child, play games, and verbally interact with your child every day. Be sure to communicate with your child's daycare provider, teacher, therapist, or other service provider for more direction.

What is your scheduling policy?

  • School-aged children (1st grade and up) will be scheduled for afternoon appointments between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Pre-school, Kindergarten and Homeschooled children may be scheduled for morning appointments between 9am and 12pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Evaluations are generally offered mornings, between 9am and 12pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Three appointment times will be offered. If none of the three appointment offerings are accepted, no further services will be offered.

Do you offer a summer program?

Services are offered on a year-round basis. Students are not enrolled for summer only.