As of October 1, 2022, the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) will no longer be offering the Speech and Language Program (SLP) and the Infant Hearing Program (IHP). Services offered under both programs will be transferred to the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Center (CT CTC).
Consent from a legal guardian or parent will be required for the PHU to transfer files to the CT CTC. As much as possible, parents and guardians are requested to return to the signed consent forms before September 30, 2022, to ensure their child’s file is transferred to CT CTC on October 1st.
If consent is received past September 30, 2022, the Porcupine Health Unit will ensure that the file is transferred to CT CTC at that time.
The Preschool Speech and Language Program provides speech and language services to children from birth to entry into Senior Kindergarten.
We provide services to families throughout the Porcupine Health area. Assessment and a range of treatment services are provided at no cost. No doctor referral is required to access services for your child.
At your first appointment, the speech-language pathologist will meet with you and your child to assess your child's understanding, use of language, articulation and other aspects of your child's speech and language development.
One or several intervention services may be offered to your child depending on your child's speech and language needs.
Fill out a quick questionnaire to see if your child needs speech and language services.
A selection of Speech and Language resources to help parents and caregivers gain a better understanding of speech and language development and what they can do at home to help their child.
Referrals to the Preschool Speech & Language Program can be submitted by email or you can fill out the form on this page.
If your child is offered therapy, here's what you can expect.
The Preschool Speech and Language Program provides services to children until their entry to Senior Kindergarten. Once they enter Senior Kindergarten, they will be helped by school-based services.
The speech-language pathologist and speech-language assistant will work together to provide services for you and your child.