• Last Call for 2018 Australian Father of the Year Awards Nominations

    Last Call for 2018 Australian Father of the Year Awards Nominations 06 Jun 2018

    Nominations for the 2018 Australian Father of the Year Award will close this Friday 8th June at 5:00pm, signalling the last chance for Aussies to nominate an inspiring dad to receive this year’s accolade.
    The Australian Father of the Year Awards aim to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that fathers play within families, and

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  • Vale Dr Bruce Shepherd AM

    Vale Dr Bruce Shepherd AM 25 May 2018

    Friday 25th May 2018 – Sydney, Australia – World-leading children’s charity, The Shepherd Centre is mourning the loss of its iconic founder, Dr Bruce Shepherd AM, who passed peacefully this morning, aged 85.
    Dr Shepherd and his late wife Annette were pioneers of their time. They worked tirelessly at finding an alternative to the methods

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  • 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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  • 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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