RiteCare® Center for Communication Disorders
The RiteCare® Center for Communication Disorders at Georgia Southern University is the primary RiteCare facility in the Savannah area. The center is supported by an annual contribution from the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Savannah Valley in keeping with the national philanthropic program of the Scottish Rite Masons to support speech and hearing clinics.
The center is staffed by students pursuing their master’s degrees in speech-language pathology in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDS) program at Georgia Southern. Supervision is provided by CSDS program faculty, all of whom are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State Board of Examiners in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.
Services at the RiteCare® Center are provided by graduate students in the speech-language pathology program at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus. These graduate students are supervised by experienced licensed and certified speech-language pathologists.
We provide assessment and intervention services for children and adults with communication delays or disorders. We serve individuals with:
- Hearing impairments
- Language and literacy delays or disorders
- Cognitive impairments
- Fluency disorders
- Speech sound disorders
- Social communication disorders
- Oral motor deficits
- Augmentative or alternative communication needs
We serve a variety of populations, including children and adults who have communication impairments resulting from
- Developmental delays
- Congenital disabilities such as Down Syndrome
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Traumatic brain injury
We also provide elective services for those individuals who wish to improve their English communication skills, such as those who speak English as their second language.
We charge a nominal fee to our clients to help defray our operating costs.
- $125/semester for a full semester of services. This fee is pro-rated at $10 per week when applicable.
- $50 for evaluation only with no subsequent intervention sessions
- $25 per evaluation and $62.50/semester for therapy for full-time faculty, staff members and students of Georgia Southern as well as their dependents
Clients who are unable to pay the fee in full are directed to the clinical supervisor and/or clinic coordinator in order to make arrangements.
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Mission of the RiteCare® Center
As a teaching communication disorders center, our mission is two-fold:
- To enhance the lives of children and adults with communication impairments through excellence in client care, research and education.
- To provide knowledge, training and relevant practical experiences for developing clinical-fellowship-ready speech-language pathologists.
About RiteCare® and the Scottish Rite Masons
The RiteCare® Center at Georgia Southern University is supported by the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite – Savannah Valley, in keeping with the national philanthropic program of the Scottish Rite Masons to support speech and hearing clinics. Today there are numerous RiteCare® clinics, centers and special programs operating or planned throughout the United States. Through this philanthropic effort, RiteCare® Centers have significantly helped tens of thousands of children across the United States improve their communication skills in order to improve their lives.
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The RiteCare® Center for Communication Disorders at Georgia Southern University adheres to a non-discrimination policy. Patrons will be served without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, participation restriction, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, or parental status.
Last updated: 6/22/2023