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May is Speech and Hearing Month

Mom and child reading book togetherWhen it comes to your child's speech, hearing and language skills, time is of the essence.

May is Speech and Hearing Month, and it's a good time to remind parents about the importance of early identification of potential delays or problems with your child's communication abilities. If you have concerns, speak to a Family Health Nurse by calling the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577. You can also click on the resources below for more information.


KidTalk - Preschool Speech and Language Program provides support services for child speech skills, language milestones and hearing/vision.

Celebrate Speech and Hearing Month Events at Ontario Early Years Centres - Find the special activity taking place in May in your community.Free books for kids and information on speech/language milestones

Speech and Language Services/Supports - HKPR District Health Unit