Child & Family Health

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Early Abilities (Speech & Language, Vision, Hearing)

Seek early intervention.  Discover your child's potential.

Our children begin communicating at an early age.  They learn to use their vision, hearing, and speech skills to help them get attention, protest, request, comment, ask and answer questions.

When one or more of these skills are delayed or impaired, don't wait and see. We are here to help.


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Let's Get Physical!

Physical activity is very important for a child’s development. Now is the best time to get your infant reaching, rolling, grabbing and crawling or your toddlers and preschoolers dancing, running and exploring. For more information

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Early Childhood Development

Interested in learning more about early child development?  The Best Start Resource Centre provides a comprehensive on-line resource for parents and caregivers.  

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Free E-Learning Courses for Speech and Language Development

FREE e-learning courses for parents/caregivers on how to create a stimulating speech and language environment that can support your child's communication development.

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Speech and Language Program Registration Deadlines

If your child was born in 2013 and needs a speech and language assessment, you must register them before the August 31, 2017 deadline.  

If your child was born in 2012 and needs a speech and language assessment, you should speak to your child's teacher or the school principal.  They will then make a referral to the speech language pathologist from your child's school.


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Infant Hearing Program

A community partnership designed to identify infants born deaf or hard of hearing, and children (0-6) who may get permanent hearing loss.