Our Mission

Since the Orange County Childhood Language Center in Santa Ana opened its doors in 2001, countless families have found a family-focused environment where their children could learn to improve communication skills and build self-confidence. The Center provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to children from 2 to 16 years of age who exhibit a wide range of speech, language and learning challenges.

Located in the Historic District of Santa Ana, the Center also provides intern opportunities for students from Chapman University who are pursuing a career in speech and language pathology.

The Orange County Childhood Language Center is a local operating unit of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Through the efforts of the members of the Orange County  Valley, our Center has been in operation since 2001. Under the leadership of our Executive Director Judy Montgomery, PhD. CCC-SLP, and her staff at Chapman University, we assess the needs of children with speech and language disorders and provide the necessary treatment.

If you can imagine a day without the ability to speak, you can imagine the need we serve. Some children need to overcome particular challenges, others simply need to learn the mechanics of speech. At the Center, we assess their needs and develop a plan for success. Nothing is more uplifting than seeing a child communicate with their family for the first time, or more satisfying than knowing the happiness that comes from a child’s first “Hi, Dad” or “I love you, Mom.”

We offer complete speech and language diagnostic evaluations for children, as well as individual and small group speech and language therapy services. We receive referrals from many sources, including parents, schools, agencies, health professionals and other centers.

For more information, or to inquire about our services, contact us!

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The staff at the OCCLC is so welcoming and professional. They’ve really made us feel like part of a family. Hearing our little boy say “I love you” for the first time was such a great moment. And it’s all provided at no cost to us.

The Ortiz Family