• World Hearing Day: Early intervention drives lifelong success for deaf children

    World Hearing Day: Early intervention drives lifelong success for deaf children 03 Mar 2017

    Results of Australian-first study revealed on World Hearing Day
    Concern over future funding for crucial programs
    World Hearing Day – Friday 3rd March 2017

    The results of an Australian-first study into the education, employment and social outcomes of hearing impaired children who receive early intervention therapy have been revealed today – marking World

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  • Book of the Month for August – Books that have Pictures, but No Words! 04 Aug 2015

    Last month we featured a book with NO PICTURES, but this month we’re turning things upside down and looking at books with LOTS of pictures but NO WORDS!

    Did you know that oral story telling skills are really important for development of literacy skills and for building complex language skills that contribute to the

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  • Book of the Month for July – The Book with No Pictures 01 Jul 2015

    The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak is without question one of my all time favourites! It might not seem like much fun reading a book that has no pictures, however this story never ceases to surprise and delight.
    It begins by introducing the idea that books don’t need pictures to be fun and

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  • Australia leads the world in early intervention services 01 Apr 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    The Shepherd Centre is pleased to reveal that First Voice study shows Australia and New Zealand are at the forefront of early intervention services for deaf children who are starting to surpass their hearing peers in the development of speech, vocabulary and language skills.
    The study – Sound Outcomes: First Voice speech

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  • A Hero’s Welcome For Professor Clark 13 Oct 2014

    Audiologist Shellie Lavery experienced a ‘star struck’ moment recently, when she was given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with cochlear implant inventor, Professor Graeme Clark and his wife Margaret, at an International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies.
    “I’ve been to many conferences in the past where Professor Clark has been in attendance,”

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