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Organization: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre - First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa - First Words  
Phone Numbers: Ottawa Public Health Information line 613-580-6744
Email: first.words@pqchc.com
Website: www.firstwords.ca
Address:
1365 Richmond Rd, 2nd Flr
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6R7
Intersection: Richmond Rd and Carling Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Christopher McIntosh - Executive Director
613-820-4922 ext 3375 * c.mcintosh@pqchc.com
Service Description: Focuses on prevention, early identification and intervention strategies to promote speech and language development in children up to their eligibility for senior kindergarten. * Cultural interpretation and transportation assistance available upon request. * A group of local agencies that work together to ensure that all preschool children in Ottawa are given the chance of reaching their full communication potential.

Screening tool: First Words provides an electronic screening tool, the "Communication Checkup", to help parents, caregivers, or professionals in Ottawa check a child for signs of speech or language delays, fine or gross motor delays, and red flags.

Fees: None
Application: Call the Ottawa Public Health Information line or visit the website * sites offering this program can be found on the resource centre's website

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Eligibility / Target Population: Children from birth until they are eligible for Senior Kindergarten residing in Ottawa
* Screenings using the Communication Checkup, free online tool: available to Ottawa children until they become eligible for senior kindergarten
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Speech and Language

This information was last completely updated on May 9, 2018

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