• Sharing Family Stories 01 Apr 2020

    In one of our groups last week we had a great discussion about our family stories. We talked about the stories that are important to our families, like having adventures together, trying new things, celebrating milestones and staying connected across oceans. Sharing these stories are beautiful ways of connecting to our unique family values

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  • Everyday Listening with your child at home

    Everyday Listening with your child at home 01 Apr 2020

    Therapy sessions at The Shepherd Centre focus on supporting communication development through developing listening skills. However, the development of listening and communication happens in a wider context with children simultaneously developing their skills across many areas.
    Some of the skills children acquire are:

    Cognitive skills (thinking)
    Gross and fine motor skills (movement)
    Self-care

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  • What is the Online Telehealth System?

    What is the Online Telehealth System? 29 Mar 2020

    Ingrid Steyns, our Principal Manager, Clinical Learning & Development, explains our system in more detail.

    The Shepherd Centre is a world-leading provider of intervention for children with hearing loss and their families, enabling children who are deaf or hearing impaired to develop spoken language skills so they may fully participate in the world, and

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  • Telephone porting this Thursday 26th March, 2020

    Telephone porting this Thursday 26th March, 2020 23 Mar 2020

    The porting process is scheduled to take place this Thursday 26th March at 3 pm. We are currently in the process of arranging for our telephone lines to be moved to our new carrier.
    Please be aware that there may be a 15-minute outage during the porting process, with the unlikely possibility of a 4-6

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  • Early intervention for children with hearing loss slashes long-term costs and social barriers

    Early intervention for children with hearing loss slashes long-term costs and social barriers 20 Feb 2020

    Monday, 2 March 2020 – Sydney, Australia – New research has confirmed a long-term cost benefit of up to $500,000 per child with hearing loss, when supported by early intervention services.
    First Voice’s latest Sound Outcomes Report reveals that First Voice Early Intervention programs provided an average benefit of $497,000 for each child with bilateral

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