Resource Library

First Words Ottawa is pleased to offer many resources and downloads as part of our continued commitment to raising awareness on preschool speech and language development. First Words documents are freely available for use by all. In accordance to intellectual property rights, the use these documents must acknowledge the First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa. Please read our policy guidelines. We encourage you to share these resources as well as the information learned with others.

Early Identification & Referral

Baby Talk Tips

Baby Talk Tips Tips to help build your baby’s communication during daily acitivities such as mealtimes, bathtime, dressing, diaper changes and story time.   Download the PDF here.    

Help Your Baby Learn To Talk

Help Your Baby Learn To Talk Babies learn from the adults around them and need to hear language throughout their day.  Examples of what you can talk about with your baby to help build their future language.   Download the PDF here.  

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – VIETNAMESE

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – VIETNAMESE An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here:      

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here:      

How To Help A Child Who Stutters

How To Help A Child Who Stutters When  children learn to talk, they go through a “normal” phase of repeating words and sounds; also called “dysfluency”.  Learn what to do should your child start to stutter.   Download the PDF here.  

Featured Speech-Language Pathologists in Private Practice

  This listing is for information only. We do not confirm the practitioner’s certification. Please see the included checklist to help you choose the right service for your child.   Download PDF here.        

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – SIMPLIFIED CHINESE An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here:  

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – SOMALI

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – SOMALI An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here:      

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – ARABIC

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – ARABIC An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here.  

First Words Communication Checkup Poster

First Words Communication Checkup Poster A bilingual, at-a-glance poster to highlight the First Words Communication Checkup online screening tool and its features.   Download the PDF here.