'Don't Wait and See'Friday, November 01, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
JOINT NEWS RELEASE
“Don’t Wait and See” is the theme for a campaign sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie Best Start Network and the Algoma District Best Start.
The purpose is to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early intervention to help children who may be experiencing delays in reaching some important milestones.
Accessing services early when your child is a toddler or preschooler can make all the difference.
According to Lori Lambert, from the Infant and Child Development Program, it is very rewarding to hear parents say, “I am feeling more confident about putting my child in school” or “I was so excited to see my child having fun playing with other kids.”
Parents are encouraged to ask themselves if their 18-month-old child can:
- Say 20 words or more?
- Point to show you something they are interested in?
- Look at books and show you something?
Eighteen months is a milestone in a child’s development and a visit to a family physician or other health care provider is important at this time.
Families and health Care providers can also visit www.18monthvisit.ca
Community partners will be launching the “Don’t Wait and See” campaign across Algoma the first week of November.
Monday, November 4, 2013 10 a.m. - Wawa, Best Start Hub 66 Broadway Avenue
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11 a.m. - Sault Ste. Marie, Best Start Hub Holy Cross 16 Texas Avenue
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10 a.m. - Blind River, Best Start Hub 17 Hanes Avenue
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11 a.m. - Elliot Lake, Best Start Hub 185 Ottawa Avenue