Resources / Videos

This section contains all the videos listed in specific categories – many of these video are also located within other areas.

Other Videos

Hear On – YouTube Channel

Hear OnThe Hear On suite of learning videos was created for families of children identified with permanent hearing loss. They were each created with a clear parent need for information in mind. They are roughly ordered as we think parents may best make use of them. But of course each family has their own particular journey. The videos start with the first ABR appointment and move on from there. Watch them in order, or jump around as you like. Invite others important to your child’s care to come watch as well. Welcome. Please come back often to see if we have posted something new.

Each video was crafted and revised based on the input and feedback of established professionals in the field of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. We are also hoping to collect feedback from parents who can help us by pointing the way to new videos and how to revise our current videos to better meet their needs. Let us know what you think. Contact us through the link here.

VIDEO – Deaf child hears for the first time

A deaf three-year-old in the U.S. hears for the first time. He’s the first child in the U.S. to receive a special type of auditory implant placed directly on the brain stem.

VIDEO – “Nobody Suspected” – A Parent’s Perspective on Children’s Hearing Loss Diagnosis

Helen Cotton-Leiser, a parent partner in NICHQ’s Improving Hearing Screening and Intervention Systems (IHSIS), shares her story of her two daughters’ hearing loss diagnoses.

VIDEO – Snack Rap Song – Fun song for Kids – Learn ASL

Fun song for babies, preschoolers and kids to learn ASL signs!

Potty humour

Potty humor between brothers, one who uses high tech communication.

YouTube video by OneKidsPlace

Explains and demonstrates Aided Language Stimulation, perhaps the most important strategy that parents can learn and implement to encourage AAC use.

VIDEO – Becka’s Hoarse Voice

Did you know that kids don’t only get a hoarse voice from yelling?  Colds, allergies and asthma can also lead to a hoarse-sounding voice.  What does that sound like?  Have a listen to this little one:

VIDEO – Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents

An excellent 30 minute video for parents, with examples of children stuttering, parent experiences and strategies from experts.

Please note: This video has some therapy options that are different from those offered by the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. Nevertheless, the principles remain relevant to parents in York Region.

VIDEO – 7 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters

In the video, a group of speech-language experts talk compassionately and directly to adults about how to promote easier talking as they interact with their preschool-age children. The professionals offer simple, easy-to-do tips that parents can begin to use immediately.

The video features some of the world’s leading hands-on therapists working with preschool children who stutter. They include Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of The Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders; Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; speech-language consultants Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, MRCSLT (Hons), Cert CT (Oxford), Willie Botterill, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CT and Elaine Kelman, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CBT from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London.

In The Loop Videos

VIDEO: In The Loop App Demo-My Child’s Service Passport

A Mobile Application – In The Loop Tutorial – Learn to use all the features that are available. Free Download from AppStore or Google play.

– Terms & Conditions
– Account Settings
– View all participating Agencies
– Create Contact lists of Professionals working with your child
– Set up Calendar and Notes

Markham Stouffville Hospital Child Development Programs
– While You Wait information – Assessments
– Keep records of your Child’s services

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from the App Store for free

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from Google Play for free

VIDEO: In The Loop App Demo-CDP

A Mobile Application – In The Loop Tutorial – Learn to use all the features that are available. Free Download from AppStore or Google play.
– Terms & Conditions
– Account Settings
– View all participating Agencies
– Create Contact lists of Professionals working with your child
– Set up Calendar and Notes

Markham Stouffville Hospital – Child Development Programs
– While You Wait information – Assessments
– Keep records of your Child’s services

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from the App Store for free

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from Google Play for free

VIDEO: In The Loop App Demo-CTN

Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) of Simcoe York

In The Loop-My Child’s Service Passport. Mobile Application Demo

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from the App Store for free

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from Google Play for free

VIDEO: In The Loop App Demo-York Region EIS

York Region – Early Intervention Services (EIS)

In The Loop – Application Demo

– Learn more about the services offered
– While You Wait information

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from the App Store for free

Click to Download the “In The Loop App” from Google Play for free

CDP Videos

VIDEO: The Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program Audiologist

Louise, Audiologist, explains the role of the Audiologist in the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program. As explained in this clip, teamwork is at the heart of the intervention pathway tailored for each individual family depending on their child’s needs, and usually begins with a newborn hearing screening.

VIDEO: Does Your Preschooler Stutter? (Part 1 of 2)

Are you concerned that your child might be stuttering? In this introductory video, Marlene describes different types of stuttering behaviour and also talks about when it develops and when to seek help. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

If you live in York Region and are concerned that your child is stuttering, please call 1-888-703-KIDS (5437) to make a referral.

VIDEO: Does Your Preschooler Stutter? (Part 2 of 2)

Are you looking for ways to support your child who is stuttering? In this video, Marlene shares many practical tips and suggestions that you can use every day to help your child become more fluent. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.

If you live in York Region and are concerned that your child is stuttering, please call 1-888-703-KIDS (5437) to make a referral.

VIDEO: What causes Preschool Stuttering?

Join Marlene as she shares some information about the many factors behind ‘why’ your child might be stuttering.

If you live in York Region and are concerned that your child is stuttering, please call 1-888-703-KIDS (5437) to make a referral.

VIDEO: Seema and Jamie – Play and Communication

Cars, peek-a-boo and tea sets! Kids love to play. In this clip, Seema and Jamie will tell you a little bit about why play has such an important role in our assessments and therapy programs. To learn more about play, please explore our e-learning program, ‘The Power of Play’; to make a referral to the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, please call 1-877-703-KIDS (5437).

VIDEO: What is Social Communication?

Take a trip to the local coffee shop with Lanni, who will introduce you to the world of social communication. Whether we use pictures, signs, written, or spoken words, social communication is the constant in our interactions, and plays an important role in how we build relationships. If you live in York Region are concerned with your toddler or preschooler’s social communication, please call 1-888-703 KIDS (5437) to make a referral to the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program.

VIDEO: Growing up Multilingual

Many children are exposed to more than one language in their early years. Gigi, a Speech-Language Pathologist with the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, shares some insights and tips on how to support a child’s language development in a multilingual home.

VIDEO: Expressive and Receptive Language

A communication assessment explores many areas of a child’s development. In this clip, Loan, Speech-Language Pathologist, will explain what is meant by ‘expressive’ and ‘receptive’ language skills.

VIDEO: Speech Sound Delays and Disorders

Is your child’s speech difficult to understand? In this clip, Natalie will tell you about the different types of speech sound disorders and delays that may impact the clarity of a child’s speech. A Speech-Language Pathologist can assess the types of errors your child is making, and suggest an intervention plan to help! If you live in York Region and are concerned with the clarity of your preschooler’s speech, please call 1-888-703 KIDS (5437) to make a referral to the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program.

VIDEO: Parent Engagement

Osy, a Speech-Language Pathologist, explains the important role of caregiver and parent-engagement in all of the intervention programs in the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. The partnership between the family and the clinical team is essential in helping the children in the program to reach their communication potential.

VIDEO: Who are CDA’s and SLP’s?

At the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, Communicative Disorders Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists work in collaboration to support you and your child. In this clip, Jena and Premila talk about who these professionals are and how they work together. To make a referral to this program, please call: 1-877-703-KIDS (5437).

Did you know Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists are Regulated?  Click here to view the CASLPO brochure (available in 8 languages).

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!

Welcome to CDP

VIDEO: York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program (YRPSLP)

Megan Rubenstein, Clinical Manager, introduces the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. She highlights the types of services provided by the program, and shares that that parents can refer their children without a doctor’s referral by calling 1-888-703- KIDS (5437).

VIDEO: Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program (IHP)

Trisha Strong, Clinical Manager, introduces the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program. She discusses the newborn infant hearing screening program, as well as the services and supports the IHP offers, in the Regions of Durham and York, the Counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, and Haliburton, as well as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

VIDEO: Tri-Regional Blind-Low Vision (BLV) Early Intervention Program

Trisha Strong, Clinical Manager, introduces the Tri-Regional Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program, as well as the services and community supports that it offers in the Regions of Durham and York, the Counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, and Haliburton, as well as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Family Stories Videos

VIDEO: My Son’s Journey – Abby

In this video, Abby shares the road to her son’s diagnosis of Autism and the support she’s received from the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program.

VIDEO: My Family’s Journey – Ashlee

In Part 1 of a 2-part series, Ashlee talks about her family’s first steps with the Infant Hearing Program (IHP) and her son’s diagnosis of moderate to severe hearing loss.

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Getting Ready to Listen – Ashlee

In Part 2 of this 2-part series, Ashlee describes getting her son’s first hearing aids and talks about his communication development.

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Our Journey Begins

In Part 1 of a 3-part series, parents Winston and Janet discuss their first steps, and supports with the Infant Hearing Program (IHP).

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Unexpected News

In Part 2 of a 3-part series, Winston and Janet talk about their first reactions to learning about their daughter’s severe to profound hearing loss.

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – I hear that!

In Part 3 of this 3-part series, Winston and Janet tell about their introduction to Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT), and how they have helped their daughter learn to listen with first her hearing aids, then cochlear implants (CI’s).

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please consult your family doctor or pediatrician, or contact a local hearing clinic to arrange an assessment with an audiologist.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Multilingual Home

Winston and Janet speak about how they have been able to use the strategies learned in therapy sessions to encourage both English, and Cantonese-learning in their home. Supporting the development of the home-language is important for many families, and to Child Development Programs!

For more information, please watch Gigi’s video, Growing Up Multilingual.

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Parent Involvement

Two parents speak openly about their thoughts on parents and families being actively involved in their child’s therapy sessions. Child Development Programs believes strongly that parents and caregivers need to play a key role in a child’s therapy programming to help them reach their potential.

For more information, please watch Osy’s video on Parent Engagement.

VIDEO: Bev and Tim’s Story

Each family’s journey with Child Development Programs is unique. Take a moment to hear Bev and Tim’s story and what they have learned from the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program.

To learn more about the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, please visit www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca; if you would like to refer your child, please call 1-877-703-KIDS (5437).

VIDEO: Parent Programs – Bev and Tim

Parent engagement is a big part of the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program culture. In this clip, Tim and Bev share their experiences with one of the parent coaching programs that is offered.

To learn more about the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, please visit www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca; if you would like to refer your child, please call 1-877-703-KIDS (5437).

VIDEO: Dads in the Program – Tim

Tim, a YRPSLP father, has been very involved in his children’s communication programming. He offers a few words of encouragement to other fathers about taking part in sessions.

To learn more about the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, please visit www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca; if you would like to refer your child, please call 1-877-703-KIDS (5437).