Child Development Program

MSH administers three child development programs (CDP), which focus on family-centred service delivery and parent engagement to support their vision of “empowering children to be successful in life”.

York Region preschool speech and language program

The York Region preschool speech and language program
(YRPSLP) provides help for York Region children from birth to Junior Kindergarten entry who have difficulty learning to communicate or to interact. The program focuses on the prevention, early identification and treatment of speech and language difficulties. YRPSLP is a dynamic program, which partners with parents and resources in the community to provide help for children close to home.

Tri-regional infant hearing program

The goal of the tri-regional infant hearing program is early identification of permanent hearing loss in infants/children and early support of communication development. Early detection and intervention is critical to future language development. The program supports children residing in the York and Durham Regions, Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton Counties and City of Kawartha Lakes. The program includes universal infant hearing screenings, audiology assessments as well as follow-up supports and services such as family support and communication programming for those children identified with a permanent hearing loss.

Tri-regional blind low vision program

The tri-regional blind low vision program provides service to children from birth to grade one entry, who are blind or have vision loss. The program supports children residing in the York and Durham Regions, Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton Counties and City of Kawartha Lakes. Through consultation with parents and community agencies, the BLV Program strives to help children reach their full potential.

For more details and referral information for each of the programs, visit the Child Development Program website.