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Speech Skills

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If you have questions or concerns about your child's speech and language development, call your local health unit and talk to a public health nurse.  Nurses can conduct a screening of a child's development over the phone and provide additional resources and supports.


Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit:  1-866-888-HKPR (4577)

Peterborough Public Health:  (705) 743-1000

Five Counties Children's Centre:  (705) 748-2221

Northumberland Child Development Centre:  1-866-218-1427


The following screening tools may be downloaded or printed:


Don't Play Wait and See - Milestones for Speech and Language Development 6 to 30 months


Don't Play Wait and See - Milesontes for Speech and Language Development 3 to 5 years