Hear for Kids in School - Deaf Connect

Who we are

Our team in Brisbane (Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists), the Gold Coast and Townsville (Speech Language Pathologists) integrate with the supports and services the student is currently receiving in school, such as Education Queensland therapists, Advisory Visiting Teachers and Guidance Officers.

The focus of this support is to enhance the child’s learning outcomes and improve their educational opportunities.

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Who is Eligible?

To be eligible to receive a Hear for Kids in School/SDSS service, a student must be enrolled in Prep, Year One or Year Two in a State, Catholic or Independent School in Queensland; be attending a school within a 50km radius of Deaf Connect offices in Yeerongpilly, Taigum, Gold Coast and Townsville;
AND be identified in one of the following ways:

  1. State schools:
    • Students who were recorded in the latest submission of the Nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability (NCCD) as receiving Substantial or Extensive adjustments; or
    • Prep and new students to a state school recorded with Anticipated Adjustments at Substantial or Extensive, as submitted for Day 8.
  2. Non-state schools:
    • Students who have a current verification under the Education Adjustment Program (EAP).
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How to access the program:

Your child’s school has to request this service using the relevant Referral Form. Please complete and return to therapy.info@deafconnect.org.au

Brisbane Referral Form
Townsville Referral Form
Gold Coast Referral Form

If you would like more information about Hear for Kids in School please contact the Hear for Kids in School Program Co-ordinator at therapy.info@deafconnect.org.au, by phone on 07 3848 0080.

This program supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education and Training, Specialist Disability Support in Schools (SDSS) program.

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