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Introduction to the program

There's more to life than a hat! In this video, you'll hear from a speech therapist mom who had to deal with her child's language difficulty. Find out why she then decided to develop Blooming Words.

Program overview

What is Blooming Words? Who is it aimed at? How can it contribute to children's language development? Answer all these questions and more by watching this video.

Language Development Screening Tool

Detecting language difficulties concerns us all. If you're concerned about a child's language, you can use a language development screening tool. This will give you a general idea of the child's stage of language development. You'll also be able to see where the child stands in relation to the typical language development of most children.

Download the Screening Tool

Awareness-raising videos on language difficulties

Language difficulties: why?

Find out what can cause a language problem.

Consequences of a language problem

Language difficulties can have repercussions on a child's development. What might these consequences be?

Myths and realities about language

You may have heard all sorts of rumors and hearsay about language. These videos will debunk the following misconceptions:

  • It'll work itself out
  • A question of personality
  • Boys talk later
  • Challenge or laziness?
  • Motor or speaker?
  • Learning Multiple Languages
All the myths in a row
Choose the myth that interests you
Find out more...

Visit our library to learn more about Blooming Words and discover its human, social and economic impact. You'll also find all our program documentation.

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Before you start

Blooming Words is beneficial for all children, with or without language difficulties. However, if you are concerned about a child's language, the program should ideally be preceded by a few steps:

  1. Detecting language difficulties
  2. Applying to speech therapy

Screening for language difficulties

When language difficulties are suspected, the use of validated screening tools is recommended. These include questionnaires and observation grids that allow the child to be compared with children of the same age, using scores.

In Quebec, consult your nearest CLSC for free access to the Agir tôt screening platform. A resource person will help you complete the screening tools, interpret the results and refer the child to the appropriate services. Screening tools are available not only for language, but also for other areas of development (e.g., motor skills, behavior, socialization, sleep).

Applying to speech therapy

For children between the ages of 0 and 5, all you need to do is call your nearest health center to make a request for speech therapy. The receptionist will be able to guide you through the process.

In most regions, you don't need a doctor's referral to consult a speech-language pathologist. In Quebec, for example, the Agir tôt screening platform may be offered as a pre-referral service.

Starting a language stimulation program

Language stimulation is everyone's business! There's no need to wait for speech therapy services to support your child's development. Blooming Words offers a series oflanguage stimulation training sessions to familiarize you with simple, practical and effective stimulation techniques. Techniques you'll be able to apply every day with fun!

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