Community Services

Public Health Nurse

A Public Health Nurse (PHN)  will visit select OPCC EarlyON drop in programs on a monthly basis.   Public Health Nurses  work with communities to promote family health, discuss the developmental potential of children and can provide the most up to date information on topics such as nutrition, physical activity, oral health, illness and communicable diseases, child development, social and mental health.  Public health nurses are an excellent resource for answering  these and many other questions such a picky eaters, toilet learning, separation anxiety and treating common childhood diseases.  Bring your questions along and meet the nurse.

Communication CheckUp

The Communication CheckUp is an online screening tool created for parents and legal guardians living in Halton and Peel regions by ErinoakKids

The Communication Checkup:

  • Is available for children aged 6 months of age to August 31 of their junior kindergarten year.
  • Screens areas of development based on the child’s current age.
  • Screens for speech, language, social communication, fine and gross motor skills.
  • Provides instant results based on the answers you provide.
  • Suggests next steps to support your child’s development.

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ASK Clinics

What is ASK?

ASK (formerly known as DEIPP Assessment Clinics)

ASK is designed for families with children 6 months of age to August 31st of their junior kindergarten year that live in the Halton Community. The purpose of ASK is to provide a quick 15 minute consultation for parents who have questions about their child’s development. If it is evident to a parent or professional that there are existing developmental concerns ASK is not appropriate. Instead, a referral for a full assessment should be made directly to the appropriate services. For example: speech, hearing and developmental organizations.

ASK offers consultations with professionals from community agencies in the following areas:

  • Hearing
    An Audiologist will provide a brief check of your child’s hearing. For infant hearing, call ErinoakKids.
  • Behaviour
    A Consultant will briefly discuss your questions and concerns regarding parenting and your child’s behavior.
  • Development
    A Consultant can talk to you about any concerns you might have and can answer questions about your child’s overall development.

A Public Health Nurse will also be available at clinics to provide information on nutrition, safety, immunization, parenting, etc.

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