Early intervention services - TAS
Child with bilateral hearing loss between 20 and 40dB in the better ear and additional needs
Children with a hearing loss between 20 and 40dB in the better ear are not eligible for Better Start funding for hearing loss. If the child has Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Fragile X syndrome or a moderate or greater vision impairment, then the child may be eligible for Better Start funding.
State and Territory governments are the main providers of early intervention services for children with disability. Families of children with hearing loss and additional needs are encouraged to contact their relevant State or Territory education department or disability service for further information about the types of assistance to which they may be entitled. Families do not require Better Start funding for services offered by the State or Territory Governments. Better Start for Children with Disability is an Australian Government initiative for funding early intervention services and treatments for eligible children.
If a child is not eligible for Better Start funding, families are still able to access early intervention services at minimal or no cost to the family. The information provided in the table below lists the government services and non-government organisations who provide early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families in Tasmania.
Date reviewed: April 2012
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