• Congratulations to our Past Graduate of the Year: Leah McConnell 07 Dec 2015

    Leah was diagnosed with severe-profound hearing loss and came to The Shepherd Centre in 1992 where she spent four years with Dr Anne Fulcher developing her speech and language skills.

    Leah received her cochlear implant at the age of four and hasn’t looked back!
    ‘Leah was very determined as a little girl,’ says Dr

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  • Time study at Newtown, Macquarie and Liverpool centres 07 Dec 2015

    We are performing a time study during the week of 7-11 December, to record the activities that our clinicians undertake in providing our services. We are doing this to understand how well we are utilising our time and our resources, to see if we can identify ways to improve and hopefully increase our services to

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  • Congratulations to our Graduating Parents of 2015! 27 Nov 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    On Wednesday night staff and supporters of The Shepherd Centre gathered at the Australian National Maritime Museum to celebrate the achievements of our 2015 graduating families.
    Our new Chairman, Peter Mattick AM, thanked parents for sharing their remarkable journeys with The Shepherd Centre and acknowledged the dedication, determination and hard work by families to

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  • Perinatal Depression and Anxiety (PANDA) Awareness Week 24 Nov 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    For new parents struggling with anxiety and depression, finding out their child has a hearing loss can aggravate what is already a distressing experience, as they worry and fear about what hearing loss means for their child and their family’s future.

    At The Shepherd Centre we understand the importance of helping

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  • Book of the Month for November – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 03 Nov 2015

    How many times have you arrived home after a long day, only to realise you still have to think of something to make for dinner? Well, what if you lived in a world where this wasn’t a problem, because everything you ate fell from the sky! Imagine if bacon and eggs came down in the

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