• 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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  • Graduate Gabriel is school-ready in both English and Portuguese

    Graduate Gabriel is school-ready in both English and Portuguese 13 Dec 2019

    A graduate from The Shepherd Centre Newtown is starting ‘big school’ with speaking and listening skills in both English and Portuguese. 
    Gabriel is one of three brothers all born profoundly deaf. Gabriel’s parents wanted to ensure their boys could understand Portuguese as well as English so they could communicate with relatives overseas and better understand

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  • Walker Books and The Shepherd Centre join forces to improve literacy in children with hearing loss

    Walker Books and The Shepherd Centre join forces to improve literacy in children with hearing loss 15 Aug 2019

    Local children’s book publisher teams up with local children’s charity to announce partnership during Book Week
     Wednesday 14th August 2019: World-leading early intervention specialists, The Shepherd Centre for deaf children, will launch a partnership with Newtown-based children’s book publisher Walker Books Australia, on Tuesday 20th August at 9.30am (at The Shepherd Centre’s head office in

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  • Thousands of deaf children to benefit from critical changes to NDIS

    Thousands of deaf children to benefit from critical changes to NDIS 10 Apr 2019

    Sydney, Australia – Tuesday 9 April 2019: World-leading updates to the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) eligibility and referral processes will change the lives of thousands of Australian children with hearing loss, with 50% of hearing impaired children currently missing out on crucial specialist early intervention services.
    Following consultation with families affected by hearing loss

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  • NSW OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LEADER AWARDED TO CEO DR JIM HUNGERFORD

    NSW OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LEADER AWARDED TO CEO DR JIM HUNGERFORD 26 Nov 2018

    Outstanding Business Leader
    Awarded for innovation and strategic direction
    Finalist in Excellence of Business Award

    Monday 26th November 2018 – Sydney, Australia – CEO of The Shepherd Centre, Dr Jim Hungerford was awarded Outstanding Business Leader in the NSW Business Chamber State Awards on Friday evening. A global leader in early intervention for

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