Overview

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.  

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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
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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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