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Toronto Catholic District School Board


May is
Awareness Month!

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Approximately 1 in 6 students have a speech, language and/or hearing disorder that may impact academic success and social relationships.


The month of May is recognized as Speech, Language and Hearing Awareness Month. Staff in the Speech and Language Department and the D/HH Department at TCDSB will be observing the month of May by providing information about the importance of speech, language and hearing awareness.

“Every major reading comprehension strategy can be taught in the Early Years through listening and speaking activities.”

(J. Pikulski, International Reading Association Conference, 2007)
Your school Speech-Language team and your Deaf/Hard of Hearing team provide a wide spectrum of services (e.g., early identification, assessment, intervention, consultation and programming) to support students who present with communication challenges and help them to be successful in school.


New Resource:


To continue with our May is Speech, Language, and Hearing Awareness Month celebrations, the speech and language department is proud to present our latest video: Speech and Language - What Is the Difference? 

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TCDSB Innovative Exemplary Practice St Mary 2017 

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  • May 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Picnic at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This day provides an enrichment experience for communication for their students involved in the Elementary and Secondary school D/HH programs and gives our students an opportunity to socialize with one another in a positive learning environment.


Download the flyer May is Speech, Language and Hearing Awareness Month - 2017 TCDSB


For more information about the Kindergarten Language Program, please visit the KLP site.


Please check your email throughout May for more resources from your TCDSB Speech & Language Team and your D/HH team.
Speech & Language Department ext. 2261

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Department ext. 2788