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Our Free Services

Touching the lives of children . . . 



The Fresno Center provides free evaluation, treatment, and advocacy to learning and communication challenged children. Intervention is based on each child and family's unique strengths, weaknesses, and needs. Services are provided to children between 18 months and 18 years of age. Therapy services are conducted Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. To receive services complete our application to be placed on our waiting list.

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Our Story

Tom Tatum Speech Language Pathologist


Tom was born in Tulsa Oklahoma and grew up in 5 different states until settling in Guam where he went to Junior and High School.  He played football and baseball at Fresno City College. Tom has 3 married sons and 9 grandchildren.  He and his wife Maureen enjoy baking, gardening and raising cattle. Tom has actively participated in  scuba diving, snow skiing, wake boarding, and car racing as hobbies.

Tom graduated from California State University Fresno with a BA in Psychology,Communication Disorders and a MA in Speech Pathology.  He went into private practice in 1983 and has provided speech, language and swallowing therapy services throughout the Central Valley serving children and adults.  In 1990 Tom began working with the Scottish Rite to build the Childhood Language Disorders Center.  The Center sees children with language, learning and literacy challenges. The Center has raised over 6 million dollars to treat 4,000 childr en in 30 years.

Wayne Towne Foundation

Central Charitable Foundation

Leon S. Peters Foundation

Hattie Givens Foundation

California Scottish Rite Foundation

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