About the 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.
Services at the RiteCare® Center are provided by graduate students in the speech-language pathology program at Armstrong. 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
- Voice 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.
If you would like to talk with us about making an appointment at our Center, please call us at 912.344.2735 or 912.344.2969 for assistance. Our Center is located in Suite 20 of the Armstrong Center (13040 Abercorn Street), adjacent to the main campus of Armstrong State University.
We charge a nominal fee to our clients to help defray our operating costs. The fee is $100/semester for a full semester of services. This fee is pro-rated at $10 per week when applicable. The fee for an evaluation only (with no subsequent intervention sessions) is $50. Armstrong full-time faculty and staff members and students, as well as dependents of full-time Armstrong faculty and staff members and students, receive services at no charge. 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 Armstrong 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 to improve their communication skills in order to improve their lives.
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The RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders at Armstrong State 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.