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Early Intervention Services - QLD

A child with hearing loss of 40dB or greater in the better ear is eligible for Better Start funding. Better Start for Children with Disability is an Australian Government initiative for funding early intervention services and treatments for eligible children.

State and Territory governments are the main providers of early intervention services for children with disability. Families of children with hearing loss 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 generally do not require Better Start funding for services offered by a State or Territory Government.

If your child is not eligible for Better Start funding, you are still able to access early intervention services at minimal or no cost to your family. Contact the services listed below and discuss what services they are able to provide your child.

The information provided in the table below lists the QLD government services and non-government organisations who provide early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  The Department of Education and Training provides
Location of services Brisbane
Narbethong Special School
25 Salisbury Street
Buranda QLD 4102
Phone: 07 3823 0777

Nursery Road Early Childhood Development Program
49 Nursery Road
Holland Park QLD 4121
Phone: 07 3308 6333

Taigum Early Childhood Development Program
266 Handford Road
Taigum QLD 4018
Phone: 07 3632 9888
Better Start provider

Yeerongpilly Early Childhood Development Program
Yeronga State School Campus
Enter via School Road
Yeronga QLD 4104
Phone: 07 3426 4222
Website: https://yeerongpillyecdp.eq.edu.au/
Better Start provider

Bundaberg
Norville Early Childhood Development Program
Dr Mays Road
Norville QLD 4670
Phone: 07 4132 6329

Caboolture
Caboolture East Early Childhood Development Program
44 Manley Street
Caboolture QLD 4510
Phone: 07 5431 6111

Cairns
Parramatta State School
122 Mulgrave Road
Parramatta Park QLD 4870
Phone: 07 4042 8111

Gold Coast
Miami Early Childhood Development Program
Oceanic Drive
Mermaid Waters QLD 4218
Phone: 07 5595 4888

Ipswich
Ipswich Central Special Education Program
Griffith Street
Ipswich QLD 4305
Phone: 07 3432 5331

Logan
Logan City Early Childhood Development Program
133 Wembley Road
Logan Central QLD 4114
Phone: 07 3489 6333

Mount Warren Park Early Childhood Development Program
125 Mount Warren Boulevard
Mount Warren Park QLD 4207
Phone: 07 3382 9339

Mackay
Victoria Park Early Childhood Development Program
Goldsmith Street
South Mackay QLD 4740
Phone: 07 4957 5307

Toowoomba
Wilsonton Special Education Program
429 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4637 1217

Townsville
Bohlevale Early Childhood Development Program
Bohlevale State School
School Road
Bohlevale QLD 4818
Phone: 07 4729 3555

Heatley Early Childhood Development Program
Heatley State School
410 Fulham Road
Heatley QLD 4814
Phone: 07 4959 5333

Rasmussen Early Childhood Development Program
Rasmussen State School
Allambe Lane
Rasmussen QLD 4815
Phone: 07 4789 6333

Vincent Early Childhood Development Program
280 Palmerston Street
Vincent QLD 4814
Phone: 07 4728 0436
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HEAR AND SAY CENTRE
Contact details 29 Nathan Avenue
Ashgrove QLD 4060
Phone: 07 3850 2111
Website: http://www.hearandsay.com.au/
Better Start Provider Panel Yes
Services provided Centre-based
Individual Education Plan for each child
Playgroup
Parent education
Communication options Auditory-Verbal Therapy
Cost to family There is a parent contribution, which is not covered by Better Start. The amount varies depending on the program that the child is enrolled in but represents less than 10% of the total cost of providing a program to a child.
Location of services

Brisbane
29 Nathan Avenue
Ashgrove QLD 4060
Phone: 07 3850 2111

Cairns
37 Pease Street
Manoora QLD 4870
Phone: 07 3850 2111

Gold Coast
8 Bellvue Drive
Varsity Lakes QLD 4226
Phone: 07 3850 2111

Nambour
60 Windsor Road
Nambour QLD 4560
Phone: 07 3850 2111

Toowoomba
Suite 5, 610 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 3850 2111

Townsville
Interprofessional Clinic
College of Healthcare Sciences
Level 1, Building 500
Clinical Practice Building
1 James Cook Drive
JCU Douglas Campus 
Townsville QLD 4811
Phone: 07 3850 2111

Outreach service
Phone: 07 3850 2111

Additional comments No family has ever been denied a service if they were experiencing financial hardship and were unable to afford the parent contribution. This would be discussed with the Clinical Director.
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RIDBC TELESCHOOL
Contact details Remote Early Learning Program
Phone: 1300 131 923
Website: http://www.ridbc.org.au/teleschool
Better Start Provider Panel Yes
Services provided Services provided by video-conferencing
Individualised program
Assist parents to develop skills to support child
Parent education
Assessment and consultation at North Rocks campus
Communication options Auditory-verbal
Auditory-oral
Auslan
Cost to family No
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