Language Express Preschool Speech and Language Services System of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

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How to Order Language Express Print Resources

Call our office at 1-888-503-8885 or 613-283-2742 or fax this form to 613-283-2924.

Resources for Parents

Hearing Testing Clinics for Preschool Children in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville

Learning To Talk (Birth - 2 1/2 years) Tips for encouraging communication development.

Learning To Talk 2 (2 1/2 - 5 years) Tips for encouraging communication development.

Fluency (Stuttering) Information Sheet

What is Social Communication and Why Does it Matter?

Emergent Literacy Checklist: Birth - 2 1/2
Emergent literacy skills are the skills that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers need so that they are ready to learn to read and write when they start school.

Emergent Literacy Checklist: 2 1/2 - 4 1/2
Emergent literacy skills are the skills that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers need so that they are ready to learn to read and write when they start school.

Math with Kids is Fun!
Fun ideas for toddlers and preschoolers that will help to get them ready for school.

Book Reading Checklist for Parents: How am I building my child’s early literacy skills?

Helpful Links

Nipissing District Developmental Screen
The Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS) is designed to provide an easy-to-use method of recording the development and progress of infants and children. The NDDS provides a general overview (snap-shot) of the child's development on the day of screening.

Ontario Early Years Centre of Lanark County
Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs) are places where parents and caregivers can:

  • Access programs and activities with their children 0-6 years
  • Ask parenting questions of early years professionals and get information on programs and services available
  • Talk to other parents and caregivers.

Ontario Early Years Centre of Leeds and Grenville
Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs) are places where parents and caregivers can:

  • Access programs and activities with their children 0-6 years
  • Ask parenting questions of early years professionals and get information on programs and services available
  • Talk to other parents and caregivers.

Every Child Ready to Read provides resources and information on encouraging early literacy for preschool children.

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders provides support and information for families with children who have communication disorders.

Leeds, Lanark and Grenville District Health Unit

Ministry of Children and Youth Services

The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

A Guide to Community Services in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Hanen Centre
The Hanen Centre is dedicated to addressing delays in language development in young children, including children with developmental delays and autism.

LanarkKids.ca

ScreenSmart.ca
This website gives parents research-based information on how ‘screen time’ affects the lives of children at various ages and stages of their development – the Early Years, Screens and Health, School Success, and Internet Safety. Each page provides recommendations from doctors, educators, and child development experts on how best to manage ‘screen time’ at home, and suggests other things that you and your children can do in our community.

Leeds and Grenville Family Program Guide
A project of the Ontario Early Years Centre L&G, the Guide is a listing of community programs for families with children of any age from infants to teens, as well as parent education that is happening throughout the communities of Leeds and Grenville.

Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds and Grenville
Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds and Grenville generates positive change for children and their families by bringing together key players from our communities, including those who may not have previously engaged due to perceived agency or professional boundaries.

Participaction
Check out these resources from Participaction that will help your family unplug and play.

Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), Eye See…Eye Learn® Program

The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), Eye See…Eye Learn® program will be available across the province starting July 1.

The program is available to all children age Junior Kindergarten students. The program encourages parents to book a comprehensive eye exam with a participating optometrist to detect any vision problems that might hinder the child’s ability to learn and play.

There is no cost to the parent. The eye exams are covered by OHIP (Ontario Health card) and, if the child needs glasses, they will be given one complimentary pair courtesy of the optometrist and the program’s eyewear partners.

The program is also funded in part by the Ministry of Health to help children have the best start to school. Too often children start school without ever having a comprehensive eye exam. Children don’t know what normal vision is supposed to look like so they don’t complain to their parents. They just learn to cope. Many parents assume they will spot a vision problem but they can hide in plain sight with no noticeable signs.

For more information or to book an appointment with a participating optometrist, visit
http://www.optom.on.ca/OAO/ESEL/AboutESEL.aspx

Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain
As a parent, you play an important role in the development of your baby’s brain. You are your baby’s most important connection to the world. You interact daily with your baby. These interactions have a life-long effect on your baby’s ability to reach full potential. This website will help you support your baby’s brain development from birth to age 3.

Whistlestop Newsletter Archive

Issue 27 - What to Expect at Your Child's Speech and Language Assessment

Issue 26 - Your Child Has Started School… Now What?

Issue 25 - Is Your Child a Late Talker?

Issue 24 - Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Issue 23 - Young Children and Screen Time: What is Healthy and What is Not?

Issue 22 - Read To Your Child Every Day!

Issue 21 - Help Your Child to Self-Regulate