New families from the areas of Bayside and Randwick have been supported in their child’s hearing loss journey through the generous support of Orica Botany.
In 2019 Orica Botany has generously supported the Talk Together support and education program in the Randwick and Bayside areas for parents of children newly diagnosed with hearing loss.
More than 90% of children who are deaf are born to parents with no history of hearing loss themselves. A diagnosis of hearing loss can therefore be a bewildering experience for parents who have just welcomed a new baby into the world.
The Talk Together program supports these families through this difficult time and brings them together with other families that are sharing a common experience. Over 16 weeks the program modules provide parents with the fundamental skills and knowledge they will need to support their child as they develop their spoken language and communication skills over the years ahead.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Shepherd Centre’s Talk Together program. We have supported initiatives in the Bayside and Randwick communities for many years with a focus on the themes of education, environment and community health and well-being. The Talk Together program aligns with our community investment priorities and we hope it brings lasting positive benefits to each of the participating families” said Effie Tsoukalas, Community Relations, Orica.
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The Shepherd Centre would like to thank Orica for their generous support of this program.
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