Northwestern Health Unit

Site: Kenora - City View Location

Service: Speech, Hearing and Vision Health

Description & Services
Description (Service) Coordinates programs and services designed to identify problem areas in hearing, speech and vision
 
Blind Low Vision Program 
  • Provides family support to deal with the impact of a blind or low-vision diagnosis 
  • Assists in accessing required services 
  • Provides consultation services on behalf of family when child enters child care or early learning centre to train staff how to best work with and teach child
 
Provides in-home support and teaches parents various skills and techniques including: 
  • Concept development (object identification, function, and characteristics) 
  • Daily living skills such as eating, dressing and toileting 
  • Development of motor skills (rolling, reaching, crawling, walking and use of hands to manipulate and explore objects) 
  • How to make the most of residual vision 
  • How to use all the senses to promote development 
  • Intentional movement (orientation and mobility) 
  • Language and communication development 
  • Social and emotional development
 
North Words Infant Hearing Program 
  • Provides hearing screening for newborns in hospital within 24 hours of birth 
  • Provides audiology assessments
 
North Words Preschool Speech and Language Program 
  • Provides speech and language assessment, intervention and supports for preschool children and their families 
  • Provides the services in all communities throughout the Kenora and Rainy River Districts
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
 
Blind Low Vision Program
 
Children diagnosed as blind or having low vision
Application
  • All programs must be accessed through toll-free Intake number 
  • Requires completion of verbal assessment
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Fort Frances 807-274-9827 
Kenora 807-468-3147
Toll Free Phone Speech Hearing and Vision Intake: 1-877-553-7122
After Hours Phone Emergency 1-866-475-6505
Fax 807-274-4454
Website www.nwhu.on.ca
Primary Contact Program Assistant; Phone: 807-468-3147 ext 3269
Alternate Contact Manager, Speech Hearing and Vision Services; Phone: 807-274-9827 ext 3643
Primary Executive Mark Perrault, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-468-3147 ext 3260
Located In Community Kenora
Address 210 First St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2K4
 
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Intersection First St N and Matheson St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)