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Preschool Speech and Language Resources

Below, please find a selection of Speech and Language resources targeted to preschool-aged children. This list will continue to grow as new resources become available.

Communication Checkup 
This is an online screening tool created for parents and legal guardians living in Halton and Peel regions. The tool can also be used by educators in the community to screen children in their care.

e-Learning Courses
These e-learning courses were developed in collaboration with other organizations across the province, and therefore may bring you to another website.Speech and Language Services for Halton and Peel are provided by ErinoakKids. For information on Preschool Speech and Language Services at ErinoakKids, please click here.

Parent Engagement
You will learn:
  • What parent engagement is and how it can benefit you and your child
  • How you will be supported to work with your child during therapy sessions and at home
  • The importance of home practice and how to include it throughout your day

Being the Bridge: Building Language *Please note, this link opens with the Firefox browser
You will learn:
  • What attachment is and why it is important
  • How to set up daily routines to help your child develop language
  • Strategies to help your child understand and use language at home
  • How to develop early literacy

The Power of Play *Please note, this link opens with the Firefox browser
You will learn:
  • The importance of play
  • The different types of play
  • Types of social interaction during play
  • How play is related to language development
  • How to develop your child’s understanding and use of language using play, music and books

Let's Make Sounds
Module 1: Introduction
You will learn:
  • Understand your role as parent and therapy process
  • Learn how to be successful in the support of your child's progress
  • Identify the supplies and tools you need during practice sessions
Module 2: Background
  • Define "articulation" and "speech"
  • Idenitfy the muscles that are involved in speech production
  • Learn the different techniques used to achieve accuracy and speed
Module 3: Make Sounds
You will learn:
  • How to set up successful and structured speech sound practice
  • Identify the steps that speech practice should follow in the Speech Ladder
  • Learn how to maximize your child's success through setting realistic and appropriate level goals using the Speech Ladder and printable workbook

Let’s Talk! Tips for Building Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills
You will learn:
  • Communication milestones children should be reaching from infancy  to five years
  • Tips and strategies on how you can help to develop your child’s speech and language skills
  • Information about children’s social and emotional development from birth to grade 1
  • Tips to understand and promote social and emotional development
Other Resources

Look What I Can Do: A Guide to Communication Development 

Created by ErinoakKids


‘You are the key to your child’s first words’, A Few Words about First Words
These short, narrated videos are designed by The Hanen Centre to heighten parents awareness of the importance of their role in their child’s early language learning.

Did you know?

Did you know that there is a difference between “speech” (the sounds we make) and “language” (the rules we follow to communicate)?

Learn about Speech and Language Therapy at ErinoakKids
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