O.A.F.C.C.D PARENT RESOURCES INDEX
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General Information on Communication
Did You Know That . .
Myths and Reality by Genese Warr-Leeper
What is Communication?
What is Speech?
What is Language?
General Information on Communication Development
Stuttering or Fluency Problems
What are the causes of Communication Disorders?
Causes of Communication Disorders
Speech and Language Terms and Abbreviations
Speech and Language Assessemnt Terms
Trust your Instincts!!!
Concerned about your child's Speech or Language Development?
Winter Alert!! Ear Infections and Speech and Language Development
Central Auditory Processing Disorders - What it is and how can you help, September 2001
Unscrambling Scrambled Speech - Warning Signs and Treatment for Developmental Apraxia of Speech by Kerry Erle, SLP and President of London Speech and Language Centre, September 2001
Warning signals for School aged Children
Teacher Observation of Children in Kindergarten
Characteristics of Adolescent Language Disorder
Developmental Milestones for Preschool Children
How to Help a Child with a Communication Disorder:
Imagination and Language
Music- A Great Way to Encourage Language Development
The Reluctant Communicator
The Reluctant Talker
The Difficult-To-Understand Child
Helping Kids Learn Words
Activities for Parents to Use at Home
Speaking Clearly, Adapted from Parent Articles I, “Help Your Child Learn to Speak Clearly”by Elizabeth M. Prather (1988) (Article funded by United Way of Oxford) 1999
School Age Children:
General Suggestions For Improvement of Oral and Written Language
General Suggestions For Improving Memory and Comprehension
General Suggestions for Improving Use of Language in the School-Age Child
Natural Language Intervention Techniques
General Suggestions for Vocabulary Development and Development of Meaning Associations at Home
General Suggestions for Vocabulary Development and Development of Meaning Associations at School
Cues to Facilitate Word Retrieval
General Suggestions for Improving Organization and Completeness (Discourse Planning)
General Suggestions for Improving Use of Conversational Rules (Pragmatics)
Real World Idea for Social Skill Facilitation
Dovetailing Language and Reading Instruction
General Suggestions for Improving Writing
Help Your Child Stand up to School Yard Bullies!!
Helping Children Learn to Read
Language and the Adolescent
Tips on Dealing With School Personnel
Preparing for an I.P.R.C.
Preparing for an Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.)
Special Education Terms used in Ontario Schools
Transition Planning Resource Guide
Stuttering -How You Can Help
Non Verbal Children:
Games for Kids with Communication Disorders
Candyland and Fisher Price - Airport (Articles adapted from The Language of Toys, Sue Shwartz, and Joan E. Miller, 1988) 1999
Where to get Help for your Child:
Getting Services for your Child
Getting Ready To Start School
Getting School Services to Meet Your Child's Needs
Preschool Speech and Language Services
Provincial Directory of Preschool Speech and Language Systems
Will Commercial Education Programs Work for My Child?
Tips on Private Speech/Language Services
A Mother asks "Will our son ever talk?"
Positive Parenting and coping strategies
Calling for Help - Making effective phone calls about your child
How to get an Article in the Local Newspaper, January 1996
Parent Groups - Strategies to Increase Group Effectiveness, based on a presentation by Lynn Ziraldo, 1998
TIPS To Help Build a Parent Group Bob Biagi. Working Together: A Manual for Helping Group Work More Effectively, 1978 September 1995
OAFCCD Resource Documents:
Position Statement on Speech and Language Services for School Age Children - Spring 2005 (pdf format)
Education Equality Task Force Presentation by OAFCCD,
September 25, 2002
OAFCCD Position Papers
History of the development of the Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders, September 2000
History of Speech and Language Services in Ontario Schools, December 1999
Provincial Model of Speech and Language Service Delivery for Children, Revised November 1999
Provincial Model of Speech and Language Service Delivery for Children, April 1996
A Continuum of Speech and Language Services WIll Enhance Educational Outcomes, April 1998
OAFCCD Service Delivery Model Analysis on School Speech-Language Pathology Ratios and Costs, April 1998
Support for Speech and Language Services in Educational Settings by Genese Warr-Leeper, Professor, University of Western Ontario, 1994
Gaps, Duplications and Issues Regarding Speech and Language Services, OAFCCD submission to PPM 81 Review, November 1999
Transition Planning Resource Guide for Students with Speech and Language Impairments, Ministry of Education and Training (DRAFT June 1999)
Best Practices/ What's Working Well and Challenges/ Issues related to provision of Speech and Language Services in Ontario Schools, Submission by OAFCCD to the Minister's Advisory Council n Special Education, Communication: Collaborating with the Community Consultation, May 1999
The case for management of Language Disorders in the schools
The Social consequences of failure in Communication
Council on Special Education, Communication: Collaborating with the Community Consultation, May 1999
Did You Know That ....... Saviez-Vous Que .......
Language Development in Preschool Children - an Overview - Development du langage chez les enfants d’age prescolaire - Un apercu
A Mother Asks: Will my son ever speak? by Genette Brest - Une Mere se pose la question suivante: Mon fils parlera - t- il un jour?
Imagination and Language - L’imagination et le langage
Language and Adolescents - Le langage et l’adolescent
Preparing for School: Enrolling in J.K or S.K. - Preparation a l’ecole - Inscription a la maternelle ou au jardin d’enfants
Trust Your Instincts!!! - Fiez-vous a vos instincts!!!
Speaking Clearly - Expression Claire
My Baby is Talking - Mon bebe parle!!!
The Reluctant Talker - L’interlocuteur Reticent
WINTER ALERT!! Ear Infections and Speech and Language Development - Avertissement Hivernal!! Les Otites et le déevelopment de la parole et du langage
Helping Children Learn to Read - Aider les enfants à apprendre à lire
Disclaimer: The content of this site is provided only as general information, and should not be considered as advice for a particular communication difficulty. Every individual is unique, and requires individualized management by a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. It is our hope that this site will prove useful for helping many individuals learn more about the needs of children with communication disorders and ways that they can be helped, but it is not a substitute for professional service.