Walker Scottish Rite Clinic

The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic, a program of Maryville University, is committed to teaching two-through six-year-old children with speech and language disorders the communication skills necessary to succeed in school and throughout their lives. This goal is achieved through early identification and long-term therapy and by training parents to use techniques with their children at home.

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Address:650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone Number:314-529-9200
Communication is essential to all of us, but especially children. Without age-appropriate speech and language skills, children may struggle while interacting with therapists, peers, parents, and teachers, and certainly in the academic areas of reading, writing and spelling. The Clinic provides the needed intervention for these children so that their self-esteem, socialization skills, and academic success are positive. All services are provided to families at no charge.

Services provided by the Clinic include:
- Speech and Language Screenings
- Speech and Language Evaluations
- Individual or Group Speech and Language Therapy
- Audiological Screenings and Evaluations (limited to those enrolled in therapy programs)
- Parent Education and Training

The Clinic serves children in six clinical locations; St. Louis City (Scottish Rite Cathedral) and County (Maryville University), Arnold (Jefferson County Health Department), Troy (Lincoln County Health Department) and Union (Crider Health Center) and services in one Head Start preschool in the City of St. Louis (SouthSide Early Childhood Center). Each child is served by a Masters-level speech and language pathologist who is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Hanen Centre as well as being licensed by the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. Therapy sessions are tailored to each child's particular needs.
"My 2 1/2 year old son began speech in July of 2015. The complete 360 in his language & speech development is mind blowing! A year ago we were using sign language with him to try to understand what he wanted & now he talks in complete sentences with an ever growing vocabulary! We started speech working on just a single sound each session. Now he is counting to 20, going over full sentences & singing whole songs."

"We have seen such tremendous strides in our grandsons ability to speak and communicate verbally thanks to the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic. The dedication of the entire staff at the Clinic have doubled the impact on our entire family."

"When our daughter was just over two years old I noticed that even the people who loved her, and who were around her often, had trouble understanding what she was trying to communicate. After years of weekly visits, she can now go up to almost anyone and have a conversation. It is through the generosity of donors that kids like my daughter receive the help they need to in order to fully and joyously participate in school, time with friends, and family life."