Category: In The News

Flag-filled event in Rock Hill honors service and patriotism

4th annual Massing of the Colors at Rock Hill High Sponsored by The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of America, and Rock Hill High School’s JROTC, the ceremony honored the American flag and veterans. TRACY KIMBALL — Special to The Herald The stage of the auditorium […]

John I. Smith Center opens world of speech to children

“Speech pathology can do so much for young children — it can literally give them a head start,” said Martha McDade, director of the South Carolina Scottish Rite Centers for Childhood Language Disorders. McDade directs the state’s three centers: the oldest center begun in Columbia 18 years ago, Greenville’s John […]

Scottish Rite Center Gives Voice to Children

Simpsonville Julie Vaughan was at her wits’ end. Her 2-year-old son, Jordan, had been trying for some time to talk to her and dad Steve, but he couldn’t. Every time he tried to speak, the words would not come, as if they were being held back by an invisible dam. […]

Scottish Rite Center Aims to Expand Speech Services

There’s something worth talking about in West Ashley. Trouble is, some of those who know about it are the very ones who are having difficulty speaking up. Such as 5-year-old Emma Seymour. Emma’s grandparents come to Charleston from Wisconsin every winter to spend time with their grandchildren and take time […]

Tune in to kids’ speech Subtle signs of stuttering could go unnoticed

By Eric Connor STAFF WRITER It might be hard to imagine, but the man with one of the most recognizable voices in modern entertainment suffered from a childhood stuttering problem so severe that he refused to speak. That would be Darth Vader, known to us in a galaxy not-so-far away […]