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Submission to HSP Review

07 December, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

Aussie Deaf Kids has partnered with other consumer representatives to present our views on the Australian Government’s Hearing Services Program HSP). The Government is currently reviewing the HSP. Aussie Deaf Kids is supportive of the HSP because it makes a significant difference to people’s lives. The HSP aims to reduce the incidence and consequences of avoidable hearing loss in the Australian community by providing access to high quality hearing services and devices. People who rely on the HSP and parent groups in particular have felt that it has been threatened by various reviews and the introduction of the NDIS and want to...

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Sounds & Signs - December

02 December, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

The December Edition of Sounds Signs the official newsletter of Aussie Deaf Kids is now available.  Read it online: Sounds Signs December 2020 To subscribe: https://www.aussiedeafkids.org.au/newsletter-signup...

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New Chair for Aussie Deaf Kids

24 November, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

Aussie Deaf Kids today announced the appointment of their new Chair, Mrs Roslyn Wyburn. Mrs Wyburn has been appointed to the position, effective 19 November 2020. The CEO, Mrs Ann Porter AM commented, “I am delighted that Ros has agreed to take on the role of Chair for Aussie Deaf Kids. She has been a Director since November 2017 and is an experienced parent leader with both professional and personal expertise regarding the NDIS and hearing loss. I look forward to continuing our collaborative working relationship in the coming years.” Mrs Wyburn has a son with hearing loss and additional...

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Sounds & Signs - November 2020

05 November, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

The November Edition of Sounds Signs the official newsletter of Aussie Deaf Kids is now available.  Read it online: Sounds  Signs November 2020 To subscribe: https://www.aussiedeafkids.org.au/newsletter-signup...

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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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