Talk and Read: Messages and Material

Did you know you can request free Talk and Read training and informational material?

  • Pediatricians, family physicians, nurses practitioners, nurses and other primary care professional can request to participate in a 30 minute First Words training session on the “Prescription to Talk and Read” program. To arrange a session, contact Roxane Bélanger, Outreach Speech Language Pathologist at the First Words program, at 613-688-3979 ext. 3457 or by email at
  • Primary care professionals can also receive our free “Prescription to Talk and Read” material to distribute to the families of any young child.

1. Prescription pads with “Talk and Read” messages

first words talk and read pad

2. Prescription Tip Sheet for the 18 month old child to be used at any ENHANCED 18 month old Well Baby Visit.

To order more “Prescription to talk and read” material and resources contact Roxane Bélanger, at

Remember, language and literacy are important social determinants of health!