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Making Informed Decisions

23 November, 2021 Ann Porter Parents

Real Life Tips Making Informed Decisions Step 1 What decision do I need to make? How long do I have to make this decision? What is my role in this process? Step 2 What are my options? What are the possible benefits and risks of each option? How would this decision affect my child? How would this decision affect my family? Step 3 Do I understand the consequences of choosing each option? Am I clear about the benefits and risks that matter most to me? Who else is involved in this decision? Which option do I prefer? Is this person...

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Webinar: Understanding the ins and outs of Hearing Australia's program for children

15 November, 2021 Ann Porter Parents

Register for our exciting final webinar for 2021! Understanding the ins and outs of Hearing Australia's program for children presented by Alison King  Principal Audiologist for Paediatric Services at Hearing Australia Date: Monday 6 December 2021 Time: 12 noon Duration: 60 minutes About the webinar Most of Aussie Deaf Kids’ members will have had some experience receiving services that are funded by the Hearing Services Program, whether you’re the parent or carer of a child with newly-diagnosed hearing loss, or someone who has a long-standing relationship with Hearing Australia. Have you ever wondered what lies behind the services and technology you...

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7 Positive Childhood Experiences

15 November, 2021 Ann Porter Parents

Providing a loving and supportive home environment for children sets them on a healthy path to adulthood. Research demonstrates that both positive and adverse experiences shape brain development and health across the life span. Studies on child development show that Positive Childhood Experiences PCE) lay a foundation for optimal childhood development and social connectness despite co-occuring adversities. The 2019 studies at Johns Hopkins University identified 7 Positive Childhood Experiences.  Ability to talk with family about feelings Felt experience that family is supportive in difficult times Enjoyment in participation in community traditions Feeling of belonging in high school Feeling of being...

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Sounds & Signs - November 2021

03 November, 2021 Ann Porter Parents

The November 2021 edition of Sounds Signs the official newsletter of Aussie Deaf Kids is now available.  Read it online: Sounds Signs November 2021 To subscribe: https://www.aussiedeafkids.org.au/newsletter-signup...

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Register for our November webinar

03 November, 2021 Ann Porter Parents

Register for our next webinar A conversation with Stephen Tang. Date: Wednesday 24 November 2021 Time: 8:00 9:00 pm Stephen is a young man with a moderate to severe hearing loss and has been wearing hearing aids all his life. He is a compelling advocate for children and young people with hearing loss. He completed his HSC in 2018 and is currently studying a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Macquarie University. Stephen will talk be in conversation with Flora Chan, talking about his lived experience and answering questions from parent participants.  The session will be live-captioned. We know you...

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