As of April 1, 2022, Toronto Public Health is no longer providing Preschool Speech and Language, Blind-Low Vision and Infant Hearing programs. These programs have moved from Toronto Public Health to Surrey Place. To make a referral or for more information, please contact Surrey Place at 416-925-5141. Learn more about this change.

During the first three years of a baby’s life, their brain grows very quickly. In a short amount of time, they develop many skills including the way they see, hear, move, think and communicate.

Vision, hearing and communication skills are important for learning, making friends, staying healthy and participating in activities. It is important to identify speech, language, vision and hearing challenges as early as possible, to access early intervention and supportive strategies. Early intervention is key to set your child up for success!

This site will give you information about:

  • How children develop speech & language, hearing and vision skills.
  • The importance of speech & language, hearing and vision for your child’s learning and growth.
  • Strategies that you can use to help your child develop their vision, hearing and communication skills.
  • Who to contact for help if you are worried about your child’s speech & language, hearing and/or vision skills.

Speech & Language

Learn about how we communication and how to help your child's speech & language development.

Vision

Learn about your child's vision and how you can help their vision development.

Hearing

Learn about your child's hearing and why it's important to your child's communication development.