Building skills in a safe environment

Teaching children to build communication skills and confidence to help overcome common challenges they may experience day-to-day.

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Children At Group Social Skills Program

How do the groups work?

The groups are aligned to different age groups and developmental stages with curriculum tailored for children and teens who are deaf or hard of hearing. They provide a safe, welcoming space for participants to grow their social skills and confidence with others who are in a similar situation to them.

Some groups of the younger playgroups take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly while others are during school holidays.

Through these programs, participants will:

  • Build confidence
  • Opportunity to meet others who wear hearing technology
  • Improve communication skills
  • Learn to identify and manage feelings and emotions
  • Develop conflict resolution skills
  • Better understand their own hearing loss
  • Able to explain their hearing loss and technology to their peers
  • Strengthen and foster their self-advocacy skills
  • Build overall independence and resilience by recognising their own values, strengths, and positive qualities
Children Painting At Group Program
child with hearing aids

Regular Playgroups

We also offer regular group programs for parents and their young children with hearing loss. These groups include opportunities to practise skills learned in appointments. They also provide families with the chance to connect with other families in similar situations. It gives children the chance to learn to take turns, share and communicate with their peers through craft, role play, stories and songs.

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“I loved the activities that we completed [and] learning and understanding what’s happening to us with how we hear and how and what we think.”

Nine-year-old Mackenzie, online participant

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