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72a Marlborough Street

Henley Beach 5022

South Australia

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri

08:30 - 05:00

Tuesday - 08:30 - 03:00

School Holidays

08.30 – 04.00

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72a Marlborough Street

Henley Beach SA 5022

08:30 - 05:00

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri

08:30 - 03:00

Tuesday

Early Intervention Service Deaf / Hard of Hearing

The Early Intervention Service provides personalised support in the home and/or early childhood setting for :

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing babies and children birth to school age
  • hearing children of Deaf adults (CODA)
  • families, carers and early childhood staff.

Our programs are tailored to meet individual needs and reflect each family’s communication choice. The team is made up of qualified teachers of the Deaf and a speech pathologist.

We offer high quality language and communication programs including:

  • speech and language development
  • oral/aural
  • “Learning to Listen”
  • Key Word signs
  • Auslan (Australian Sign Language)
  • sessions targeting specific learners.

Babies/children diagnosed with a hearing loss may be referred through the Newborn Hearing Screening Program, direct parent referral, other service providers.  To request support, complete and return a Request for Service.

The level of government-funded support is negotiated depending on the needs of the child and family and is not subject to NDIS eligibility.

HOME VISITS
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Home visits are beneficial to the child's development because:
  • children feel comfortable in their natural environment which promotes speech and language learning
  • home is where most communication takes place
  • usual family routines can be maintained.
PLAYGROUPS & SPECIAL EVENTS
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Regular playgroups are held for families. These events provide opportunities for parents / carers to meet other families with children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

Previous events have included:
  • Cirkidz
  • Farm Barn excusion
  • Pirate themed playgroup
  • Music playgroup
  • Parent forums.
SUPPORT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRES
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A range of services are offered to preschools and childcare centres and sites, including:
  • direct support for Deaf/Hard of Hearing children
  • acoustic assessments
  • training for staff
  • resources to support learning programs
  • support with audiological equipment eg hearing aids, Soundfield systems.

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