Blind-Low Vision

Read, read, read, together with your child.
Read, read, read, together with your child.
Children can develop skills they need to succeed in school.
Children can develop skills they need to succeed in school.
Programs encourage the healthy development of children.
Programs help children develop skills they need for school.
Programs help children develop skills they need for school.
Programs help children develop skills they need for daily activities.
Programs help children develop skills they need for daily activities.
All children deserve the best start in life.
All children deserve the best start in life.
Services are funded by the Province and available to Grade 1.
Services are funded by the Province and available to Grade 1.
Early Words staff work with parents to help a child’s communication skills develop.
Early Words staff work with parents to help a child’s communication skills develop.

Early Intervention Program

The Blind–Low Vision Early Intervention Program is designed to give children who are born blind or with low vision the best possible start in life. Specialized family-centered services are funded by the province and are available for children from birth to Grade 1.The program provides education and support for parents so they can encourage the healthy development of their children. Parents learn to help their children develop the skills they need for daily activities at home and in early learning and care settings.
Without special support from an early age, a child who is blind or has low vision may have trouble learning to talk, explore and make friends when he or she begins school. A child who is blind or has low vision is at a significant risk for difficulties in all areas of development including:

Key Contacts

Ruth Doherty
Co-ordinator, Early Words Hamilton Preschool Speech
and Language Service,
Central South Region Infant Hearing Program

1160 Upper Paradise Rd., Unit 6
Hamilton, ON
Phone: 905-381-2828
Fax: 905-385-2778

  • communication and language
  • fine and gross motor skills
  • understanding and thought processes
  • social skills
  • emotional development
  • self help

With the right intervention from skilled professionals, parents can learn how to encourage the healthy development of their children, and help them learn the skills they need to succeed in school.


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