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Mental Health and wellbeing of deaf or hard of hearing infants, children, young people and their families

13 February, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

Presented by the Deafness Mental Health Project Date: Tuesday 27 February Time: 8.30am – 11.30am Venue: Auditorium Level 7, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, 501 Stanley St, South Brisbane Cost: Free catering provided. Register: To register please; Click here Auslan interpreters will be available at the seminar Speakers Alana Roy Counsellor Mental Health Social Worker “The bio-psycho-social-cultural and spiritual health of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People” Sheena Helton Lived experience “Deaf world” Julian Scharf Lived experience “Growing up with a hearing loss” Andrea Murray Advanced Speech Pathologist and Infant Mental Clinician, Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health QCPIMH)...

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POD QLD Picnic dates for 2018

02 February, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

POD is a parent network for parents with children who are deaf or have any degree or type of hearing loss. Come along to meet other parents and their children in a safe and friendly environment. When: Sunday 18th February, 11am-2pm Where: Anzac Park, Corner of Wool St and Dean St, Toowong All that you need to bring is some snacks to share and your drinks. A sausage sizzle will be provided for all. Playground includes a flying fox, fenced sandpit, swings, slides, seesaws, fort and climbing structures. Surrounded by shady trees and large grassy areas, there are picnic shelters...

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Questions to ask at an appointment

29 January, 2018 Aussie Deaf Kids Parents

Parents in our online groups often ask what questions to ask their ENT, their audiologist etc. Here are a couple of good resources from the US. They are a good starting point for parents when thinking about their next appointment. ENT Audiologist Early intervention Speech pathologist Medical professional Audiology, hearing aids and cochlear implants

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2016-2017 Annual Report

29 November, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

The 2016-2017 Aussie Deaf Kids Annual Report is now available on our website. More information:

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Access to the NDIS - is your child eligible?

04 November, 2017 Ann Porter Parents

The NDIA had updated the access requirements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The important information for families whose child is deaf or hard of hearing is in Section 9.5.2 Early intervention for hearing impairment for people aged 0-25 The NDIA will be satisfied that a person meets the early intervention requirements without further assessment when the person: is aged between birth and 25 years of age; and has confirmed results from a specialist audiological assessment including electrophysiological testing when required) consistent with auditory neuropathy OR hearing loss ≥ 25 decibels in either ear at 2 or more adjacent frequencies, which is...

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