Application for Services
The Oakland RiteCare® Childhood Language Center provides traditional evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with speech, language and learning delays. We also provide non-traditional innovative, state-of-the art, neuroplasticity-based interventions, including Fast ForWord©, Interactive Metronome©, and The Listening Program©. Our method is to use several methods as appropriate to best facilitate your child’s growth. While we can provide evaluations to demonstrate progress, most clients can receive evaluations through the public schools, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in a public school.
Eligibility - Which children do we serve? (Oakland Center)
Age 3 to 21 years old
primary diagnosis of a speech, language, and/or reading disorder
mild to moderate deficits only
complete or up-to-date vaccination requirements with proof of immunization records
We do not serve children with diagnosis of the following:
primary diagnosis of Autism
global developmental or cognitive delays who are better served through contexutalized services
Severe or profound deficits of speech, language, or reading
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There are three stages for the application process.
Please make sure to read about our eligibility criteria before proceeding to step one.
Complete a phone intake interview with the Director.
If the Director determines that our program seems appropriate for your child’s needs, continue with the next step.
Complete required documents.
The application form and other forms will be sent to you following your appointment.
Make an appointment for a phone intake session by calling our Administrative Assistant at
(510) 839-1513, x 1208.
Please note that we will ask for a copy of your child's recent IEP, or any relevant reports to be emailed or fax to us prior to your phone appointment.