While You Wait - Speech & Language
Welcome to the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program! Thank you for referring your child for a speech and language assessment. We are looking forward to working with you and your child. Now, let’s get started!
Please note: the current wait time for a speech and language assessment is up to 9 months.
VIDEO: What to Expect at Your Child’s Communication Assessment
Take a few moments to watch Jason, Speech-Language Pathologist, who will explain how you can prepare for your child’s communication assessment session, as well as what to expect during that visit. We know that this can be a challenging time for parents and caregivers and hope that this information is helpful!
Being the Bridge: Building Language While You Wait (for Parents of Newborn Children – 2 1/2 years of age)
This e-learning course was created to provide parents with information on the role of attachment and routines in language development, insight into how communication develops from birth, as well as practical strategies to promote your child’s understanding and use of language at home.
The Power of Play: Creating Opportunities for Speech & Language Development for Parents of Preschoolers (ages 2 1/2 – 4)
This e-learning course was created to provide parents with information on how play skills and peer interaction skills develop, the link between pretend play, cognitive, and language development, and practical strategies for promoting your child’s understanding and use of language within playful activities at home.
Best Beginnings: A Parent e-Guide for Promoting the Social-Emotional Development of Children (newborn – 6 years of age)
This e-guide was developed by York Region’s Best Start Network to provide parents in Ontario with information and tips to understand and promote their children’s social and emotional development from birth to Grade One.
Let’s Talk! Tips for Building Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills
This video series tool was developed by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to help parents support and strengthen their children’s developing communication skills. The series, available in English and French, demonstrates some of the communication milestones children should be reaching from infancy through age 5. It also offers tips and strategies on how parents can help develop their child’s speech and language skills during this important period. Available here: www.eohu.ca/talk