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Addressing concerns about speech and language development in toddlers and preschoolers

Addressing concerns about speech and language development in toddlers and preschoolers

About one child in every 10 needs help developing speech and language skills. Children begin communicating as soon as they’re born. And, since communication skills are critical to a child’s emotional, social and academic success, it’s important to spot potential problems early and to address them right away.


Addressing concerns about your school-aged child’s speech and language development

Addressing concerns about your school-aged child’s speech and language development

About one child in every 10 needs help developing speech and language skills. And since communications skills are critical to a child’s emotional, social and academic success, it’s important to spot potential problems early and to address them right away.

 


Checking in at 18 months

Checking in at 18 months

How children develop during their first 18 months can have a big impact on how they go on to develop later in life. Make sure your child gets off to the right start.


E-Learning Course- Being the Bridge: Building Language While you Wait- For Parents of children from birth to two and half years

E-Learning Course- Being the Bridge: Building Language While you Wait- For Parents of children from birth to two and half years

This e-learning course was created in York Region 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. A French version is under development.


E-Learning Course- The Power of Play- Creating Opportunities for Speech and Language Development for Parents of Preschoolers (2 1/2 to 4 years)

E-Learning Course- The Power of Play- Creating Opportunities for Speech and Language Development for Parents of Preschoolers (2 1/2 to 4 years)

This e-learning course was created in York Region 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. A French version is under development.


Helping bilingual families decide which language to speak at home

Helping bilingual families decide which language to speak at home

In many Greater Sudbury families, parents grew up speaking different languages. If you’re one of these parents, you may be wondering whether you should be teaching your children both languages, and if so, how.
 


Helping kids who are struggling in school

Helping kids who are struggling in school

Is your child learning at a pace that’s right for his or her age group? Here are some learning milestones to help you decide if your child needs additional attention.

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Helping your baby or toddler learn to speak and communicate

Helping your baby or toddler learn to speak and communicate

You’re the most important person in your child’s life, so it stands to reason you have a vital role to play in helping your child learn words and language. It should begin right after your child’s birth.

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Helping your child learn when your first language is neither English nor French

Helping your child learn when your first language is neither English nor French

If you’re part of a family where one or both parents have neither English nor French as a first language, it can be hard to know which language is best to speak at home in order to prepare you child for school. 


Helping your preschooler to communicate well and get ready to read and write

Helping your preschooler to communicate well and get ready to read and write

Preschoolers love to talk, play and explore—important activities that will help prepare them to be successful learners when they start school. Great communication skills build a foundation for learning to read and write


 

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