The Communication Checkup is an online screening tool created for parents and legal guardians living in Halton, Peel and Dufferin regions. The tool can also be used by educators in the community to screen children in their care.
Screenings are available for 6mos, 9mos, 12mos, 18mos, 24mos, 30mos, 36mos, 42mos and 48mos. If your child has not reached the next milestone age listed, you will complete the screening for the younger age.
If your child has already started Junior Kindergarten, please speak with their teacher, principal and/ or primary health care provider about your concerns.
The screening should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. You must complete the screening in one sitting. To protect your privacy, the Communication Checkup will close after 30 minutes. When five minutes remain, the system will give you the option to add more time, if needed.
If the program closes, your information will be lost and you will need to start over.
Your privacy is important to us. Your secure session will begin after you agree to the terms and conditions on the first page of the tool.
The screening tool works best when using a Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser. If the tool is not working well, close the screening and use one of these browsers.
When completing the screening, think about how your child communicates in their first language. This is the language they understand and use most during their day.
The results are calculated based on the answers that you have given us.
Possible results include:
On your results page, you will receive detailed instructions on what to do next. Save, print or email your results.
If you fail to save, print or email your results, they will be lost. Your results are not stored and you cannot access them at a later time.
You will be able to directly refer to ErinoakKids for a speech and language assessment through the screening tool. Otherwise you must complete the referral form provided and fax or mail to the Intake Office at ErinoakKids. Your child’s name will be placed on the waiting list for an assessment when our Intake office has received this form.
Permission was granted to ErinoakKids to use and adapt the First Words Program screening tool.