What’s New?

Did you know ?  Language gives a child the best start in life.

Many factors, such as a child’s relationships, experiences and environments, promote brain development which is turns, is pivotal for language development. Communication grows from the positive and caring stimulation provided by parents, educators and other caregivers.  Know the signs to inform parents about referring in a timely manner.   Act early and support families to access services at an early age and to share key strategies to promote early communication development.  This short PDF text focuses on the importance of communication development in early years and early identification of delays. [pdf-embedder url="http://firstwords.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Early-Language_email-blast_may_2018.pdf" title="Early Language_email blast_may_2018"]

Suzanne Pinel Awards 2018 - Winners Announced

Congratulations to Lowertown Community Resource Centre and W.E. Gowling Public School.  They are the recipients of the 2018 Suzanne Pinel Awards, receiving $750.00 each in Chapters gift cards. These organizations can now make a start to realize their submissions and encourage Family Literacy.

Where should you refer a child for Speech and Language services in Ottawa?

Download the referral document to find out where to obtain information about various concerns - speech, language, hearing - and where to get help for your child.

Would you like someone from the First Words Health Promotion team to attend one of your events?

Consult our Calendar of Events in the community and fill out our Request for Presentation document.