Beth B. Eaton Scottish Rite Language and Literacy Center
Scottish Rite Masons are an international fraternal organization whose
philanthropy is childhood language
and literacy disorders. The Scottish Rite Masons have devoted much of
their energy to helping children with language and literacy disorders
reach their potential. Across the
country, the Freemasons of the Scottish Rite have established over 100
childhood language and literacy disorders.
In Arkansas, this facility is the
Beth B. Eaton Language and Literacy Center and is located at the UALR/UAMS Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The Eaton Center, established
in 1998, serves children from birth through adolescence who are having
difficulty hearing, speaking, or comprehending language. Approximately
50 children are seen each year for diagnostic and therapeutic services,
with all professional fees covered by the Scottish Rite Masons.
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Preschool Language Group Update
We are having an
exciting year in PLEP. We have 7 children enrolled and 7 student
clinicians. Our graduate student trainee for the year is Tara Reeves-Phelen.
Tara is a first year graduate student and has completed two semesters as
a PLEP clinician during the 2007-2008 year. She is having a lot of fun
leading this group and is doing a tremendous job!
Robinson began working with
PLEP in January, 2006. His interest and expertise are in the areas of
child language and multicultural/multilingual issues in speech,
language, and hearing disorders. The PLEP clinic is once again included
on a training grant called Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental
Disabilities (LEND) through the Department of
Health Resources and Services
Administration. UALR, UAMS, and UCA Students will be participating in
the PLEP program from a several disciplines, such as audiology,
nutrition, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy,
psychology, and others.
The PLEP group
meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 until 12:00. Our
mornings are filled with language and literacy activities. If you're on
campus on either of those mornings, please stop by and visit with us.
The Scottish Rite Masons provide funds to pay for selected children to
If you are
interested in scheduling an appointment or would like additional
information, please contact Gregory Robinson, PLEP Coordinator, or Beth
Eaton, Director of the Scottish Rite Language and Literacy Center, at