The Hear for Kids team provide a range of services to Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. 

 

Children

The therapists and teachers understand that children's communication needs vary and children learn in different ways. They will work with you and coordinate with other professionals to tailor a program that meets the individual needs of your child. 

 

Adults

Services are available to adults through Hear for Kids and are individualised for each person's goals and include:

  • Speech Language Pathologist & Occupational Therapy asessments for assistive technology under NDIS 
  • Telepractice

Speech Language Pathologist 

  • Assesments & reports
  • Developing listening skills
  • Learning to read and write
  • Attending to the communication of other people
  • Understanding the meaning of spoken language 
  • Using words and sentences to express and participate in the community 
  • Improving the clarity of the speech sounds produced
  • Using augmentative and alternative communication when appropriate 

Occupational Therapist 

  • Assesments & reports
  • Play and social skills 
  • Fine motor skills: development of hand function 
  • Visual perception: the ability to understand and interpret things that they see 
  • Sensory processing: comprehending and responding to information from the environment through touch, sight, sound, taste and movement 
  • Self-care: grooming, hygiene, toileting, dressing, eating and sleeping
  • Access to the environment through the use of aids and specialised equipment including wheelchairs, specialised chairs and car seats 

Physiotherapist

  • Assesments & reports
  • Body posture: spine, hips, knees and feet 
  • Co-ordination: walking, running, clapping, catching, hopping and skipping 
  • Body awareness 
  • Balance 
  • Increased or decreased muscle tone, strenth and endurance 
  • Poor or under-developed core stability 
  • Body or joint mechanics or alighment 
  • Reflexes 
  • Screening for musculoskeletal conditions, tone changes and unusual movement patterns that can delay development of other skills
  • Providing games and activities as well as ideas to build skills in the home environment 

Teachers of the Deaf 

  • Auslan tutoring 
  • Hearing aid management 
  • Creating good listening environments 
  • Developing strategies to support communication including listening, speech, langguage and play 
  • Recommending resources to support language and communication 
  • Talking with a deaf or hard of hearing child 
  • Understanding Deaf culture 

Psychologist

A psychologist seeks to understand the interconnection between thoughts, feelings and behaviour and assists to find strategies and options which enable change. They can provide counselling and evidence-based interventions for families and individuals with support in: 

  • Understanding and managing behaviour  
  • Parenting 
  • Family functioning 
  • Emotional needs including anxiety and stress, sadness and depression 

If you would like to know more about the services available through Hear for Kids in your region email info@hearforkids.com.au or call 07 3848 0080.