Your child’s first words create a very special moment.

They also form the base for your child’s future success at school and in life. From birth, babies begin to communicate with us. Surrounded by words, most young children develop speech and language naturally. Some children, however, take longer to learn communication skills. Left untreated, these children may face life-long problems. Even young children - under two years old - can be helped with speech and language supports. Early intervention reduces the risk of social, educational and emotional challenges that often affect children with speech and language problems.


Learn how you can help your child’s speech and language grow.

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Hear ON videos now readily available to parents. Learn more about infant hearing screening and hearing services.

Changes coming in the Infant Hearing Program effective September 1 2019

Soon the coordination of the Infant Hearing Program (IHP) will be transitioned from the Middlesex London Health Unit to Thames Valley Children’s Centre (TVCC). For ease of transition, your child’s name and contact information, as well as services received through the IHP will be shared with TVCC beginning July 15, 2019. This information will be stored in a secure database.

You can anticipate that your child’s original referral date will remain the same, that there will be no disruption to the services you are currently receiving, and all services will continue to be delivered through the current IHP provider sites.

Please direct any questions about this change to Karen Tjosvold, Interim Manager tykeTALK/Infant Hearing/Blind Low Vision Programs. She can be contacted at 519-685-8700 ext. 53469 or by email at

Calling All Three Year Olds - early Full Day Learning registration

This is one of the busiest times of the year for our smallTALK Speech Language Pathologists. Typically they receive around 90 referrals for children identified at the CATYO events. We work with the family to assess and provide speech and language supports to ensure the child arrives at Junior Kindergarten as ready to learn as possible.

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  • Alexandra Marine and General Hospital

  • Clinton Public Hospital

  • Listowel Memorial Hospital

  • Seaforth Community Hospital

  • South Huron Hospital

  • Stratford General Hospital

  • St. Marys Memorial Hospital

  • Wingham and District Hospital.