First Words

First Words
  • Communication Checkup is a free electronic interactive detection tool available for Ottawa-based families with pre-school children
  • Your child may be referred to the First Words Program or to the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) for assessment
  • In a number of webinars, parents can learn techniques on how to stimulate their child’s language development

For more information:

CHEO’s Intake Office
613 737-7600, ext. 2500

Some of the webinars available are:

The Power of Play

Your child does not talk at all or not enough? You feel that your child is not making good progress with his talking?
In this webinar, you will learn about the importance of play in helping a child understand communication and how to use it

At any time, you can get a Welcome Kit and put your child’s name on the waiting list for a full assessment.

Being the Bridge

Topics for discussion: How attachment, routines and strategies play a role in language development
This course does not replace the services and advice of a child’s speech-language pathologist or a literacy professional