Speech and Language therapy works...
and lasts a lifetime.

Founded and supported by Scottish Rite Masons
The Early Life Speech & Language Board of Directors is led by President John Lunt of Wenatchee, WA. John is an accomplished Scottish Rite Mason who retired from the United States Air Force at the rank of colonel. He then pursued a successful career in the financial industry and provided investment services through Edward D. Jones.
In the ex-officio role of chairman is Al Jorgensen, the Sovereign Grand Inspector General for Washington State. He is responsible for all activities of Scottish Rite Masons throughout the state and he serves on the national leadership team of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
The board of directors comprises Scottish Rite Masons and community members from locations throughout Washington:
Al Jorgensen, Chairman, from Bonney Lake
John Lunt, President, from Wenatchee
Roger B. Nelson, Jr., Vice President, from Spokane
Gene Ulrich, Treasurer, from Seattle
Scot Sageser, Secretary, from Bremerton
Kurt Schmid, from Olympia
John Lawson, from Kennewick
John Brett, from Tacoma
Scot Sageser, from Bremerton
Paul Waadevig, from Vancouver
Ron Graham, from Yakima
W. Douglas Warnock, from Walla Walla
Robert Guild, from Seattle
Lesli Clevenland, community member Spokane 


The prevalence of speech sound disorder in young children is 8 to 9 percent. By the first grade, roughly 5 percent of children have noticeable speech disorders; the majority of these speech disorders have no known cause.

SOURCE: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.