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Early Intervention Services - QLD

Depending on where you live and your child’s hearing loss, your child may be eligible for Australian Government funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability insurance Agency (NDIA) has developed a pathway for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to access the National Disability insurance Scheme with minimal delay following the diagnosis of hearing loss in a child aged 0-6 years. (For more information: NDIS Pathway Hearing Stream 0-6 years

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/
NDIS Provider Panel Yes
Services provided Centre-based
Individual Education Plan for each child
Playgroup
Parent education
Communication options Auditory-Verbal Therapy
Location of services

Brisbane
29 Nathan Avenue
Ashgrove QLD 4060
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
295 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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HEAR FOR KIDS
Contact details Website: https://www.deafservicesqld.org.au/Services/Hear-for-kids
Phone: 07 3848 0080
NDIS Provider Panel Yes
Services provided Assessment and therapy support from Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Teachers of the Deaf
Hear for Kids in School program
Individual and group programs
For infants, children and adults
Location of services

Hear for Kids Cairns (outreach)
37 Pease Street, 
Manoora QLD 4870

Hear for Kids Gold Coast
Office 12, 155 Varsity Parade,
Varsity Lakes QLD 4227

Hear for Kids Mackay (outreach)
LiveBetter Office 1/97 Victoria Street 
Mackay QLD 4740

Hear for Kids at Taigum
266 Handford Road
Taigum QLD 4018

Hear for Kids Townsville
Suite 3, 313 Ross River Road,
Aitkenvale QLD 4814

Hear for Kids Yerongpilly
Entry via School Road
Yeronga QLD 4870

Hear for Kids Telepractice (Queensland-wide)
Phone: 07 3848 0080
SMS: 0417 164 679
Email: info@hearforkids.org.au

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NEXTSENSE (formerly RIDBC)
Contact detail

RIDBC Clive Berghofer Centre
Suite 1, 137 Herries Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 1300 658 981
Website: https://www.nextsense.org.au/

Remote Services (Australia-wide)
Phone: 1300 581 391

NDIS 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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16-Jun-2021 2:48 PM (AEST)