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

Founded and supported by Scottish Rite Masons
Speech-language therapy works… and lasts a lifetime. At Early Life Speech & Language, we have seen the life-changing impact of our clinical services on more than 4,000 children and their families since our inception. Our first-hand, personal experience is supported by studies, reports, reviews and surveys conducted by experts in the field, including physicians, researchers, government agencies and clinicians.
There is good evidence (American Academy of Family Physicians) that speech-language therapy is helpful, particularly for children with expressive language disorder. The highly-respected global health authority Cochrane concluded that for children receiving speech-language therapy, parent-provided therapy under the guidance of a clinician, is as effective as clinician-provided therapy. 
Here’s what some of our current and former client families have to say about Early Life Speech & Language (formerly RiteCare of Washington):
“I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done to help our child speak more clearly. Not only has she made tremendous progress with RiteCare’s help, but she has looked forward to each and every session while doing it.”       ~Julie
“What RiteCare has done for my child is an amazing gift. Watching him grow in front of my eyes has been so incredible.”             ~Margaret
“It is impossible to find the right words to tell you how much RiteCare has meant to our family. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts.”      ~Brandon
“I would like to express my gratitude for all the work you have done for our child and the countless others you have helped at RiteCare. After two intensive years of therapy under your guidance our daughter was able to catch up with her peers and has never looked back. Our daughter is now her debate team captain, vice president of the student council and a reporter of the high school newspaper. We are certain that without the intensive therapy and the strong work ethic she learned while working with RiteCare, she would not have been able to achieve her current success. Please keep up all of your good work and know that you have made a difference!”         ~James
“You’ve given Sam this wonderful set of tools…A lifetime of conversation, expressions of his own unique personality. How do you thank someone for that?”    ~Debbie
“Thank you! You did not just help my child talk, you helped give back her life!”   ~Parent of child attending RiteCare
“There are times when someone will do something for us that will have such a profound impact on our lives, it leaves us speechless. Our experience at RiteCare in Seattle is one of those times, however, speechless we are not. We are getting to know our son like never before. We have wonderful conversations about everything under the sun. So many parts of his personality, kept silent for too long are blossoming. Thank you so very much for this beautiful gift.”                   ~Jane
“I am so grateful to RiteCare. You have opened the window into Hannah’s wonderful sense of humor, her incredible imagination and have given me the joy of hearing all the silly things four year olds say. Thank you for giving me all the times during the day that she makes me smile with her great expressive self.”         ~Jill


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.