What’s New?

Speech and Language Screenings

Screening clinics are no longer available in the community. 

Screen your child development from the comfort of your home, 24hrs a day, using our Communication Checkup, online screening tool.


At any time, you can call the First Words Intake Office at CHEO 613-737-7600 ext. 2500 to place your child’s name on the waiting list for a speech and language assessment.

Special Needs Strategy

On behalf of the Ontario Special Needs Strategy Ottawa Planning Table, here is an update on the activities and progress we have made since our last communiqué January 2016. Please click here for more details:Update April 2016