To advance the efforts of all language impaired children by bringing them into the world of words and the joy of clearly understood or expressed ideas. In addition to providing a helping hand to young children who may have a variety of special needs.
The Foundation through its RiteCare program helps children by providing some of the following: hearing aids and speech therapy.
The Valley of Joplin RiteCare has had the unique opportunity of partnering with Children's Miracle Network.
C.M.N. has locations in Joplin, Monett and Springfield.
Contacts in the Valley of Joplin area are:
Chris Briley 32°, Chief Administrative Officer
Does your Child have a disorder that impairs his/her Speech or Hearing?
We may be able to Help.
Call the Office 417-623-3219
Valley of Joplin
505 S. Byers Ave
Joplin, Missouri 64801
David Appleby 33°
Chief Administrative Officer
Chris Briley 32°
Richard C. Gephardt, 32° KCCH
Presented at the 2017 Spring Reunion
The Miracle of the Scottish Rite Clinics, Centers and Programs for Childhood Language Disorders
In the early 1950's in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry S. J. of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of Scottish Rite clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.
Today there are 146 Scottish Rite clinics, centers, and special programs for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase.
The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally handicapped for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead useful lives.