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Children aged 8-10 needed for research study

22 October, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

The University of Melbourne Melbourne Graduate School of Education Complex language development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing DHH) We would like to invite you and your child to participate in our project investigating the development of complex language in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This project will look at children’s development of complex grammar that is required for literacy and academic success. The aims of this study are to better understand how children who are DHH develop complex language structures and which ones are more difficult for them to learn. This can help...

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Parent Guide - Unilateral Hearing Loss

08 October, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

This is a Guide for parents by Janet DesGeorges, Executive Director of hands Voices in the US. The guide is created from the Consensus practice parameter: audiological assessment and management of unilateral hearing loss in children. The purpose of this document is to facilitate effective communication between families and providers, develop a shared understanding of the impact of UHL, and generate a mutually acceptable evaluation and management plan based on the unique and individualized needs of your child and family.  This project was funded by Phonak. Download: Guide for understanding best practice recommendations for children with unilateral hearing loss...

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Sounds & Signs - October 2020

02 October, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

The October Edition of Sounds Signs the official newsletter of Aussie Deaf Kids is now available.  Read it online: Sounds  Signs October 2020 To subscribe:

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Aussie Deaf Kids announces the launch of new e-learning course.

24 July, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

Brunswick Heads, NSW. July 24, 2020. Aussie Deaf Kids today announced the launch of their first e-learning course for parents and caregivers, “Making Informed Decisions”. The course was developed with the assistance of an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant from the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Ms Ann Porter AM, CEO of Aussie Deaf Kids, said, “The NDIS grant gave us a wonderful opportunity to develop a course that is really at the heart of what we do helping parents to make informed decisions”. The course was developed for parents and caregivers of children with disability to provide decision-making knowledge...

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Share your story

10 July, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

We are working with Hearing Australia on an updated version of CHOICES an information resource for families. Share some of your story in 200-300 words by 31 July 2020.  We are looking for a wide variety of experiences, reflections and ideas to share with families following in your footsteps. Some ideas that might get your story started... If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice about what is to come, what would it be? Any information you think might be useful for other families Tips and tricks you have learnt along the way How did you...

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