About Us


The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic, a fully integrated program of Maryville University, is committed to teaching two-through six-year-old children with speech and language disorders the communication skills necessary to succeed in school and throughout their lives. This goal is achieved through early identification and long-term therapy and by training parents to use techniques with their children at home.

General Information

The Clinic is a charitable organization providing services to children in six locations in St. Louis City, County and the communities of Arnold, Troy and Union, Missouri. Services are funded by corporate and foundation grants, special fundraising events and individual donations. The Clinic receives no federal funding, and families are never charged for services, regardless of financial status or insurance coverage. The Main Clinic is located in the Myrtle E. & Earl E. Walker Hall, on Maryville University campus at 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141. The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic has been serving Greater St. Louis area preschool age children since 1988.


The Clinic’s nine speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are licensed by the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts and are certified in speech-language pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Hanen Centre.