Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent

Site: Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent

Service: Audiology Services and Infant Hearing Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-354-0520
Toll Free Phone 1-877-352-0089
TTY Phone 1-226-996-9967
Fax 519-354-7355
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Primary Contact Tina Jamieson, Assistant Service Manager; Phone: 519-354-0520 ext 347
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 - The Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent building is close to the general public and appointments are encouraged for all services. We are providing in person and virtual services based on the needs of our clients and families. The health and safety of our clients and staff is a priority. Referrals are still continuing to be accepted and forms are available through the website. Referrals are accepted through email, voicemail and fax. For information on our services please refer to our website at  
Telepractice services available during Covid-19 for intervention, screening, assessment and consultation.  
Some services may be different due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and increased focus on health and safety and reducing exposure to Covid-19.
Registered audiologists serve both children and adults. In-depth hearing tests are performed. Hearing related counseling for clients and their families and consultation with involved caregivers is also provided. 
Audiology Chatham- Kent Clinic
* Hearing Testing – determines if there is hearing loss, the extent and what kind 
* Middle ear testing- to rule out hearing loss related to reasons like ear infections or excessive wax buildup 
* Hearing aid prescription/evaluation- to discuss the use of hearing aids, provide information and prescribe a hearing aid 
* Hearing aid dispensing/selling hearing aids 
* Hearing aid re-check 
* Central Auditory Processing testing- for children between the ages of seven to thirteen, who may be experiencing learning difficulties 
* Otoacoustic Emissions testing- to test the reliability and function of the cochlea (organ of hearing) 
The Ontario Infant Hearing Program:  
* Identifies infants who are born deaf or hard of hearing or who are at risk of hearing loss in early childhood 
* Provides parents of deaf or hard of hearing infants with the services needed to develop communication and language skills  
* Universal Newborn Hearing Screening 
* Audiological assessments and follow-up 
* Communication development 
* Family Support Services 
Augmented Communication Clinic  
Augmentative Communication Services (ACS) General Level Clinic helps children, youth and their families find ways to communicate. The Ministry of Health Assistive Devices Program authorizes Children's Treatment Centre to provide appropriate ACS services to children and youth with home based complex communication needs. Eligibility is restricted to children aged 19 or younger, but clients of the program may be monitored for ongoing communication needs and remain on the case load if needed. Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapists and Communication Disorders Assistants all with additional training in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Together the team supports children, youth and their families who have communication challenges through the prescription and customization of AAC devices, training and consultation in all environments over time. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic Form and Principal Referral Form are to be completed with parent's consent by the school principle and submitted by FAX, mail or email the forms to 
For Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic Form please use the following link: Please Click Here for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic Referral Form 
Website: For More Information on Augmented Communication Clinics Please Click Here
Hours COVID-19:Building is temporarily closed to the public. Phones are answered during regular office hours. 
Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm, Fri 7:45 am-4 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent ; Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility Augmented Communication Clinic: 
19 and under 
• the child/youth is a direct accessor (is able to point directly to items) 
• the child/youth is an intentional communicator with picture discrimination (combination of 
core and fringe vocabulary) 
• the child/youth has more than one communication function beyond requesting 
• the child/youth’s receptive language (understanding) is significantly better than expressive 
language abilities 
• the child/youth’s communication system is used and supported at home (in addition to 
childcare, school, or other environments 
• Child must be able to use more than 20 symbols to express himself/herself 
The Ontario Infant Hearing Program 
Age 6 or Grade 1 entry and under, with a permanent hearing loss  
Auditory Chatham-Kent:  
All ages
Application Must be referred by a member of the child's educational team. Forms can be found using the following link : Please Click Here for Referral Forms
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - some fees apply for Adult Audiology Services
Agency Information
Established 1948
Primary Executive Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director; Phone: 519-354-0520 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Executive Marnie Ball, Team Leader - Client Support; Phone: 519-354-0520 ext 243; Email:
Funding Provincial - MInistry of Children and Youth Services ; Donations
Elections June-Board of Directors at Children's Treatment Centre
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
355 Lark St
Chatham, ON N7L 5B2
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Intersection Lark St and Baldoon Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Ramps * Accessible playground available to public behind building

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