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RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders

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.

Our Services

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
  • Stroke

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.

Need An Appointment? Contact Us!

Have hearing concerns? We are now accepting appointments for a free hearing screening! Dates and time are flexible and appointments are open to the public.

RiteCare Center

Phone: 912-344-2735 or 912-344-2969
Location: Suite 25 of the Armstrong Center (13040 Abercorn Street), adjacent to the main campus of Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus.

Clinical Coordinator

Tory Candea
Office:
Armstrong Campus-Armstrong Center Suite 25
Phone: 912-344-7288
Email: tcandea@georgiasouthern.edu

Fees

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.

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.

RiteCare Center Case History Form

Child Case History

Adult Case History

Looking for More Information?

RiteCare Center Brochure

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

RiteCare® Childhood Language Program

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.

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Last updated: 1/26/2021