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.

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Learning More Than One Language

Learning More Than One Language Learning two languages can happen at any age and will NOT cause a speech or language delay.  Children with strong language skills in their first language will learn a second language more easily.   Download the PDF here.  

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        

Where to refer?

Where to refer? A quick and easy guide to referring preschool aged children to Ottawa language related services. Download the PDF here.

Baby & Toddler Speech and Language Milestones

Baby & Toddler Speech and Language Milestones Minimum speech and language milestones for children 6 months to 2.5 years of age.   Download the PDF here.  

Preschool Speech and Language Milestones

Preschool Speech and Language Milestones Minimum speech and language milestones for children 3 to 5 years of age.   Download the PDF here.  

Speech Sound Development

Speech Sound Development Speech sounds develop gradually – from birth to a child’s seventh or eighth year. A chart showing how speech sounds develop through the preschool years.   Download the PDF here.