Early Education Program for Hearing Impaired Children
An early intervention centre providing services to families, who have children with a permanent hearing loss aged 0-6 years. Information, education, support, counselling, referral, therapy, assessment and audiology consultation is provided using a family centred approach. Weekly play group, parent support group and individual counselling are available at the centre. Individual programs for children and families are both centre and home based. Integration into community programs is encouraged, facilitated and supported.
The program is staffed by Teachers of the Deaf, a Pre-school Teacher, Speech Pathologists, and an Educational Psychologist/Counsellor, with consultation from an Australian Hearing Audiologist. It provides services under both State funding and Better Start funding.