Rural and Remote Program – Rural & International Families

Our rural and remote programs provide services and support to rural and international families. The Shepherd Centre currently offers two specialist outreach programs – Residential Workshop and Teleintervention Program – for families who are unable to visit our five centres in person. kidscape ambercrombie

Residential Workshop

Our Residential Workshop gives families the opportunity to access our clinical team for assessments and advice. The five-day intensive workshop offers short courses for parents and professionals, and provides educational and practical information on how to help children develop their listening, language and social skills.

How will my family benefit?

  • Intensive individual listening and spoken language therapy sessions
  • Speech and language assessments
  • Consultations with child and family counsellors
  • Language groups for children

Teleintervention Program

The Shepherd Centre’s Teleintervention Program provides outreach specialist services, via online video-conferencing sessions, to families who are unable to access our five centres in person. The Teleintervention Program is available to all families, but especially to families living in rural and remote regions of Australia, or who live overseas. The program aims to guide and coach parents in their home environment, with experts in paediatric hearing loss supporting children’s listening, language and social development using every day equipment and daily life routines. They also work with local educational support workers and allied health professionals to help achieve the best possible outcomes for children. Families can access services using technology best suited to their needs, including laptops, iPads and tablets. Families who attend the Residential Workshop program, as well as the Teleintervention Program, have access to services including audiology, speech therapy, child and family counselling, group programs and face-to-face discussions about managing and living with hearing loss.

To enquire about joining our Teleintervention Program, please call 1800 020 030 or email [email protected]