Therapy and Family Services | Deaf Connect

Programs and Services

You can contact us using this form to find out more about:

  • Language development, therapy support and assessments from Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Teachers of the Deaf
  • Hear for Kids in School program
  • Parent-to-Parent Support program
  • Provision of services through NDIS, Medicare and private healthcare
  • Face-to-face or video remote therapy

Not all services available in all states.

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Early Intervention

We work with families everyday to:

  • Help them understand what it means to have a baby with hearing loss
  • Connect them with families who have already been through the experience
  • Advise them how to “navigate the system” to get the best advice and services for their child
  • Connect them to appropriate supports and services, including through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The birth of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing can be an overwhelming and isolating experience for parents and families, which is why all our early intervention, therapy, support and mentorship programs are tailored to the individual experience of each family, including their communication, education and technology needs.

Families

Therapy Services

Deaf Connect provides a range of therapy support and assessments which support Deaf and hard of hearing children’s language development from birth through to the school years. Our allied health team includes:

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Teachers of the Deaf
  • Allied Health Assistants

Therapy Services are currently only available in Queensland and online via Telehealth.

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Parent to Parent Support Program (NSW only)

In NSW, we offer the Parent-to-Parent Mentor Program for new parents of deaf children who are paired with more experienced parents. It is an opportunity for you to share your experiences, seek advice and discuss your child’s future prospects.

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Hear for Kids in School

Deaf Connect’s Hear for Kids in School program is supported by the Department of Education and Training’s Specialist Disability in Schools Program (SDSS) to improve educational opportunities and enhance the learning outcomes of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing in Prep, Year One and Year Two.

Services are provided in collaboration with the supports and services the student is receiving from school.

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ADULT SERVICES IN NORTH QUEENSLAND

Townsville, Cairns and Mackay have services available to Deaf and hard of hearing adults and are individualised for each person’s goals. These services include:

  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Telepractice
See full list of resources and supports here
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