Affiliated Services for Children and Youth
Early Words, Preschool Speech and Language Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all ASCY sites are closed until further notice. Services are offered online including assessment and treatment. See website for details and updates.

Parents/caregivers can self refer their child if they have any concerns related to their speech and language development. Also offers parent training programs, public and professional education.

Program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

1160 Upper Paradise Rd Unit 6
Hamilton, ON
L9B 0A5
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 905-381-2828 x224 * Francophone x302


Age 4 years and younger; Early Words accepts speech and language referrals for children before they enter Junior Kindergarten. The deadline is August 31st.


Apply online trough the referral form * Application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting as it cannot be saved * Please bring your child's health card to the first appointment


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Fully Accessible


English; French; Interpretive Services

Primary Contact Person

Ruth Doherty, Manager, Program Coordinator

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit