LEAP is the only program of its kind for children in the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Western Australia, providing valuable exposure to language and culture, a space for learning and play, and support through early years of development from staff and fellow parents on a similar journey.  

Our LEAP playgroups have a curated curriculum, informed by Deaf perspectives, and are managed with intention to cater to different communication abilities, enhance children’s learning outcomes and allow them to grow confidently into their identity.  

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Playgroup Sessions

LEAP is run by two members of the Therapy and Family Services team every Friday during school terms, from 10:00am – 12:00pm at our Perth Deaf Connect Office at 44A Kings Park Road, West Perth. Parents are encouraged to join if they can.

The sessions generally cover: 

  • Arts and crafts 
  • Education and communication (Auslan and English)  
  • Social skills  
  • Sensory activities  
  • Solo and group play through themed activity stations  

This program is supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Social Services and is free to attend.  


Who is Eligible?

The Leap Program is for: 

  • Deaf/hard of hearing children between 0-6 years old
  • Deaf/hard of hearing parents/caregivers with children between 0-6
  • Families with children between the 0-6 years old who are involved with the Deaf community

Join The Program

Have a question or want to join LEAP? Get in touch with our team using this form or email leap@deafconnect.org.au 

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Child's Name
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Additional Information

With the help of other parents, teachers and healthcare professionals; we’ve created a library of Resources for Parents of Deaf Children to help you confidently support your child’s evolving development and communication needs. Check these out below:

Early Intervention & Preschool
Primary School
Highschool and Beyond


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