Pictured at the Grant Memorial Hospital location of The Children’s League “Rite Care” speech-language disorders clinic from left:  John Athey, President of The Children’s League; Danielle Webster, Speech Pathologist; Tammy Kesner, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Grant Memorial Hospital; Cathy Growden, Executive Director of The Children’s League; and Robert Milvet, Jr. CEO, Grant Memorial Hospital.

Free Speech Therapy Comes to Grant County

The Children’s League is excited about bringing the Scottish Rite Early Childhood Language Disorders Clinic, “Rite Care,” to Petersburg and the surrounding communities. Through the cooperation and collaboration with Grant Memorial Hospital, free speech therapy is now offered for patients up to age 21. This ensures that children from Grant County and surrounding communities throughout West Virginia have access to free professional speech therapy near where they live, learn and play.

John Athey, a Keyser lawyer who is President of The Children’s League, stated, “I have a special place in my heart for Grant County and am thrilled that we will have a physical presence here to serve children by providing complimentary speech therapy services.  We appreciate the warm reception extended to us by The Grant Memorial Hospital and many local businesses and residents.”

The Children’s League encourages pediatricians, professionals and parents to refer children that have questionable speech-language issues.  To refer a child to be evaluated, call The Children’s League at 301-759-5200 or email a request to childrensleague@yahoo.com.

Grant Memorial Hospital CEO Robert W. Milvet Jr. states, “Our partnership with the Children’s League will improve access to speech therapy services in our community, which has been a gap for a very long time, especially for school-aged children.  Knowing they have been committed to their mission for more than 8 decades leaves no doubt in my mind they will serve our community with the utmost quality and compassionate care the children and their families deserve.”

Grant Memorial Hospital is the 4th location for “Rite Care” speech language disorders clinics managed by The Children’s League.  Other locations are in Cumberland and Oakland, Maryland as well as Keyser, West Virginia.

Cathy Growden, Executive Director for The Children’s League states, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Grant Memorial Hospital and Mr. Robert Milvet, CEO in providing free speech therapy for children.  The Children’s League is passionate about children and compassionate about their care.”

In addition to speech therapy, The Children’s League also provides free orthopedic, cerebral palsy and cleft lip/palate clinics as well as physical therapy at its Cumberland office. All provided League services are free to children birth to age 21 from West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

To have a child seen for any service at any location, please call The Children’s League office at 301.759.5200.


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