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Early Intervention Services - WA

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 do not require Better Start funding for services offered by a State or Territory Government.

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 Western Australia.


SCHOOL OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS: SENSORY
Contact details School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory
33 Giles Avenue,
Padbury WA 6025
Phone: (08) 9402 6409
Email: sensory@education.wa.edu.au
Website: http://www.ssens.wa.edu.au/
Services provided Individual and group sessions
Playgroup
Communication options Sensory has a specialised team of professionals who can assist the family to make decisions about communication and will provide a service that supports the chosen communication option.
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TELETHON SPEECH AND HEARING CENTRE (TSH)
Contact detail 36 Dodd Street
Wembley WA 6014
Phone: 08 9387 9888
Website: http://www.tsh.org.au
Better Start Provider Panel Yes
Services provided Individual therapy
Playgroup
Pre-kindergarten program
Centre-based
Video-conferencing for remote families
Communication options Auditory-Verbal therapy
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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
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