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  • Confident Kids

    Confident Kids 15 Dec 2020

     

    The Shepherd Centre would like to thank The Australian Turf Club Foundation for their generous support of our Confident Kids Program in 2020.
    Confident Kids is a group education course which empowers hearing-impaired children with the social skills they need to thrive at a mainstream primary school. Participating children

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  • Bill’s Room

    Bill’s Room 15 Dec 2020

     

    When you walk into The Shepherd Centre headquarters in Newtown you’ll notice Bill’s Room. It’s a special place where Therapists can teach listening and spoken language skills to children. A video conference facility has also been installed in the room to enable online conferencing sessions with families in rural

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  • Claire and her cochlear implant

    Claire and her cochlear implant 14 Dec 2020

     

    Waiting for a hearing diagnosis
    When Claire was born in July 2018, her parents were thrilled to welcome their baby daughter into the world, and their son Lucas was very excited about having a little sister. Unfortunately, Claire did not pass the hospital’s hearing test for newborns.
    The family

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  • Learning for Hearing Impaired Children

    Learning for Hearing Impaired Children 27 Nov 2020

     

    Children with hearing loss now have the opportunity to enter into mainstream schooling with listening and spoken communication skills that are on par with their typically hearing peers. This is an encouraging possibility and a key goal of many families that use listening and spoken language as their main mode of communication

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  • Reasons for Hearing Loss in Children

    Reasons for Hearing Loss in Children 27 Nov 2020

     

    Why do children have hearing loss?
    Hearing loss is a common condition in children and is present in one out of every one thousand births. Because of this deafness is known as the most common disability diagnosed at birth. As some types of hearing loss progress over time, by the time a

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