First Words Program

First Words provides free services for families with children from birth to eligibility to Senior Kindergarten. The program partners with community workers, early childhood educators, primary care providers, and clinicians.

If you have questions about your child’s speech and language milestones,

 

Clinical Speech-Language Pathology services OTTAWA

The First Words service delivery model includes these steps:

  1. Parents access our First Words Communication Checkup online screening tool for their child or can self-refer to the CHEO Access Team at 613-737-2757.
  2. Parents must complete and return the First Words Intake package. Available through the Communication Checkup or by requesting one from the CHEO Access Team.
  3. The child is assessed by a Speech-Language Pathologist.
  4. The child and family access treatment and intervention.
  5. The Speech-Language Pathologist will support the family with transition to school.

 

Clinical Speech-Language Pathology services RENFREW COUNTY

The First Words service delivery model includes these steps:

  1. Parents call our First Words Renfrew County Intake office at 613-732-7007, ext. 5905 or 1-888-421-2222.
  2. Parents must complete and return the First Words Intake package.
  3. The child is assessed by a Speech-Language Pathologist.
  4. The child and family access treatment and intervention.
  5. The Speech-Language Pathologist will support the family with transition to school.

 

Community Outreach and Health Promotion

Public awareness, prevention, and education activities are offered to parents, the community and health professionals in Ottawa and Renfrew County. Check out strategies and resources.