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  • Communication check list

    Please keep this Checklist for your own records. If you answered NO to the questions, then you can refer any child for a Speech Assessment . . .

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  • Fluency

    NORMAL DYSFLUENCY Speech has a natural rhythm or flow. When that flow is interrupted, we think of it as stuttering, or dysfluency. Interruptions might take the form of repeated sounds, repeated words, stretched-out sounds or hesitations. Such interruptions are common in the speech of young children. They have new experiences that they want to talk […]

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  • Newborn Hearing Screening

    Central South Infant Hearing Program The Central South Infant Hearing Program (IHP) serves communities in Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton and Niagara. The regional Infant Hearing Program office is located in Hamilton. The Central South IHP is part of a provincial system of 12 Infant Hearing Programs. Hearing screening is available for your baby All newborn babies […]

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  • Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders

    A Parent Support Organization Their vision is that all children will have access to a continuum of speech and language services to support their successful participation at home, in school and in the community. Their mission is to work with families and community partners to ensure children have access to effective speech and language services. To […]

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  • Reading to my child

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version Introduce the story by looking at the picture on the cover. Ask if they can guess what it is about. Ask, “Where are the words?”, and explain that the words are the title of the story. Words Point to the words as you read. This highlights awareness of words and lets children […]

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  • Signing

    Questions and Answers about Signing What is signing? Signing is a way of communicating with other people through movements of the hands. Who uses signing? Lots of people use sign to communicate. Some signers are deaf, and need to use a communication system that they can see. Others have normal hearing. They use sign because […]

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  • Speech (Preschool Speech)

    Communicating with others involves: Hearing Understanding Expressing a need or thought Being understood If your child is having trouble with any of these areas, we can help! Our staff consists of Registered Speech-Language Pathologists and Supportive Personnel. We provide: Assessment for children from birth to age five One-to-one or small group intervention Education and support […]

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  • Vision

    The Eye See Eye Learn program will be rolled out for the fall of 2013 in Brant, Halidmand and Norfolk. Parents who register their JK student in school for 2013 will receive information regarding ESEL in their registration packages from the schools. To learn more about the Eye See Eye Learn program please visit the […]

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