One in ten Ontario preschool children will experience a communication delay. That’s why our local health unit is reminding parents that if you see warning signs, don’t think the problem will fix itself.

Family Health Nurse Shelley Shaughnessy says parents and caregivers should be reading, listening, playing and talking with their children to encourage speech and language development.

Speech and language celebration events will be held by heal unit nurses across the district for Speech and Language Month. You can call our local Ontario Early Years Centre to find out details.