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

A young boy uses a high tech communication device to have dinnertime conversation with his sister and potty talk with his brother.

YouTube video by OneKidsPlace

This video by One Kids Place explains and demonstrates Aided Language Stimulation, a partner strategy used to encourage and expand AAC use.

YouTube Video “Becka’s Hoarse Voice”

A short video clip of Becka presenting with a hoarse voice. Mom attempts to have her talk and recite

VIDEO – 7 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters

The video discusses 7 important Tips or Guidelines for talking and interacting with your child who stutters and the handout can be printed.

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.

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: 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.

  1. What is Stuttering? The forward flow of speech is disrupted by:
    1. Repetitions
    2. Prolongations
    3. Blocks
  2. Sound and Syllable Repetitions
  3. Prolongations or Stretching out sounds
  4. Block or being stuck and not able to get the word out
  5. When does Stuttering Start?
    1. The child goes through a language spurt
    2. The child starts connecting words
    3. It can start gradually
    4. It can start suddenly
  6. Some children are unaware of stuttering.
  7. Some children become aware of their stuttering may:
    1. Show signs of distress
    2. Child says “I can’t get words out”
    3. Tense, struggle and push or force out the words
    4. Avoid speaking
    5. Avoids saying words
  8. Seek out immediate help if child shows signs of Tension or Awareness
  9. Stuttering can be cyclical or “comes and goes”
  10. Stuttering can be variable or wax and wane. It can rang from severe to absent in a short period of time.
  11. Many strategies to help children who stutter – see video #2
  12. 7 Tips for talking to the child who stutters – see speech and language resources tab

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.

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

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 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.

Strategies to help you child by reducing demands/pressures on speech and support fluency

  1. Be patient.
  2. Listen to What is said, not How it is said
  3. Repeat or rephrase – let them know you heard them
  4. Do not interrupt or finish their words
  5. Be face to face and at their level
  6. Avoid correcting the stuttering such as “slow down” or “stop and think”
  7. Slow down your speech by pausing between phrases
  8. Pause before responding to your child
  9. Model language that is appropriate for your child’s age or simplify language
  10. Refrain from asking a lot of questions.
  11. Do not tell your child to talk
  12. Wait for them to answer a questions before asking another question
  13. Replace questions with comments and Wait
  14. Ask choice OR yes/no questions
  15. Do not correct speech sound errors OR grammar. Model instead!
  16. Encourage good turn taking.
  17. Reduce time pressure or slow down the pace of life to help your child by:
    1. Make sure child’s schedule is not too busy
    2. Down time between activities
    3. Have your child participate in fewer activities
    4. Setting up routines making life more predictable
  18. Make time to talk and play with your child. Take 5 minutes a day to play and talk with your child.

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: 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 CDAs and SLPs?

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 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: 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: 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 – 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).

AAC Videos

YRPSLP Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

This video explains what AAC is and when YRPSLP may introduce AAC. Watch video examples demonstrating the strategy Aided Language Stimulation using the AAC tools we use in YRPSLP intervention.

Introduction to Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

This video developed by The Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) will help caregivers to understand a variety of communication strategies, as well as how and why people communicate.

Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Partner Strategies

This video was developed by The Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) in order provide an overview of strategies used to enhance communication.

Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) in Everyday Routines

This video was developed by The Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) in order to help caregivers learn why daily routines are important in AAC, and to learn how daily routines can create opportunities for communication.

Potty humour

A young boy uses a high tech communication device to have dinnertime conversation with his sister and potty talk with his brother.

YouTube video by OneKidsPlace

This video by One Kids Place explains and demonstrates Aided Language Stimulation, a partner strategy used to encourage and expand AAC use.