Early identification of speech and language problems can be overcome through parent and professional intervention. Parent involvement, education and support are the greatest contributors to success in a child's speech and language development. Take time to learn more about enhancing your child's speech skills, tips for communicating with your child and the importance of hearing and vision in the development of language.
May is Speech, Language and Hearing Month
Is your Child on Track?
A child needs well-developed communication skills to make friends, learn new things and to start reading and writing. That makes it important for parents to not only look for potential problems or delays, but to also nurture and support good communication skills in children.
Check out the ‘Speech Skills’ or ‘Hearing and Vision’ sections on our site for milestones and tips. Follow this link to view upcoming events in our area.
Eye See ... Eye Learn - Deadline June 30, 2017
Does your child qualify for free glasses?
Eye See...Eye Learn® involves children in junior kindergarten (born 2012) in Ontario receiving a comprehensive eye exam performed by a participating local optometrist. The eye exam is covered under provincial health insurance (or OHIP) when you show your child’s health card. This means that there is no out-of-pocket cost for the eye exam.
If the child requires a pair of glasses, they will receive a complimentary pair donated by Nikon Lenswear, OGI and your participating optometrist. The value of the glasses is estimated at over $250.