Helping Children Communicate
In January, 2018, Minnesota Masonic Charities assumed ownership of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic in Duluth, Minn. For nearly 30 years, the Scottish Rite Foundation has sponsored the Clinic,
which diagnoses and treats children in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. Services at the Clinic are provided without charge. In becoming an affiliate of MMC, the Clinic remains a Masonic organization and is able to continue to provide critical treatment to children desperate to communicate.
This partnership between the two organizations is not a new one. MMC has long recognized the important work provided by the Clinic and has supported its efforts through annual Mission grants. The integration secures the Clinic’s ability to provide critical interventions and remediation of childhood language disorders in perpetuity, with the goal of expanding operations.
Children may experience a delay in language acquisition due to problems with hearing, emotional issues, medically based disease or other disorders such as autism or apraxia. They may not be able to find the words to express themselves, or discover it is difficult to link sounds together in the correct sequence to be understood. At the Scottish Rite Clinic, our expert staff works with children and their caregivers to assess, diagnose and remediate language disorders in a personalized approach that considers and embraces what makes each child unique.
As of October 1, 2018, the clinic will be officially renamed:
Minnesota Masonic Children’s Clinic
for Communication Disorders
24 West Second Street
Duluth, MN 55802