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Early intervention services – SA

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Children who are deaf or hard of hearing can access specialist early intervention services provided by some state governments or NDIS provider organisations specialising in early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families.

The Australian Government funds the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which offers support to children with hearing loss younger than 9 years old and their families.

At your first appointment with Hearing Australia, the audiologist will discuss the NDIS with you and inform you about the NDIS early childhood partner in your local area. Your NDIS early childhood partner will support you in applying for the NDIS on your child’s behalf. Your child with permanent hearing loss can access the supports they need earlier through the NDIS Pathway Hearing Stream. 

The information provided in the table below lists the organisations who provide specialist early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families.

Contact detailsEarly Intervention Service: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DECD)
Special Education Resource Unit
Department of Education

Phone: 08 8235 2871
Website: Click here

Services providedFamily-centred approach
Experienced Teachers of the Deaf and Speech Pathologist
Home visiting service
Speech and language assessments
Individualised listening and language programs
Bilingual/bimodal - Auslan and/or spoken language options
Professional development and capacity building for preschools and child-care centres
Transition support Playgroups
Parent workshops
Acoustic assessments in preschools
Access to SERU resource library
Support with connecting to Deaf mentors and Auslan language models
Advocacy, support and collaboration with other agencies and services involved
Communication optionsSpoken and/or signed languages
Contact details59-61 Grange Road
Welland SA 5007

Phone: 08 8298 0900
Website: Click here.
NDIS Registered Service ProviderYes
Services providedCentre-based
Individual therapy
Early Intervention Coordinator can support child and family at home, childcare, Kindy and transition to school
Communication optionsListening and spoken language
Signing to support spoken language development
Contact detailsRemote Services (Australia-wide)
Phone: 1300 581 391
Website: Click here.

NDIS Registered Service ProviderYes
Services providedServices provided by video-conferencing
Individualised program
Assist parents to develop skills to support child
Parent education
Assessment and consultation at North rocks campus
Communication optionsAuditory-verbal




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