Ritecare Information

Mission

Therapy services include remediation of skills in any of the following areas:

  • Speech sound production (intelligibility)
  • Receptive language: comprehending and understanding
  • Expressive language: communicating through words, gestures, and/or alternative methods
  • Fluency/stuttering
  • Hearing
  • Pragmatic language / social skills
  • Voice

Statistics

  • Over 300 children and families served since 1987
  • Approximately 90 families served each week in three centers in South Carolina
  • One evaluation each week in Columbia
  • One evaluation each month in Charleston and Greenville

Referrals

Your child should be referred for speech/language therapy services if he or she exhibits any of the following:

  • Not making eye contact and turn-taking with actions or vocalizations by six months of age, or not recognizing objects or pictures by 18 months
  • Non-verbal or speaking only in single words at 2.5 years of age
  • Unable to produce complete, complex sentences by age four
  • Multiple errors in speech and is not understood by age three
  • Inconsistent errors, unintelligible speech, extremely limited numbers of sounds
  • Trouble recalling and using new information because of problems and language, attention and memory
  • No friends because he or she is unable to interact with others at an age-appropriate level, such as following rules or conversation
  • Voice does not sound right. For example, hoarse, raspy, breathy
  • Stuttering

Services Offered

Marble Comprehensive Evaluation

  • Individual and/or Small Group Therapy
  • Parent Education and Training
  • School Consultations

Therapy services include remediation of skills in any of the following areas:

  • Speech sound production (intelligibility)
  • Receptive language: comprehending and understanding
  • Expressive language: communicating through words, gestures, and/or alternative methods
  • Fluency/stuttering
  • Hearing
  • Pragmatic language / social skills
  • Voice