About Us - Telethon Speech & Hearing

About Us

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An iconic and trusted Western Australian organisation

Telethon Speech & Hearing (TSH) is a Western Australian based not-for-profit organisation, registered charity and independent school offering quality diagnostic, therapy and support services for children with hearing loss and speech and language delays.

We are a registered NDIS provider and offer essential early intervention and school support services to ensure children overcome these disabilities and achieve success in education and future good employment outcomes.

Telethon Speech & Hearing is also a registered independent school providing exceptional programs for children with hearing loss and speech and language delays. Telethon Speech & Hearing originated with a group of parents who were dedicated to pursuing the best oral education for their profoundly deaf children. The parents decided to start a school of their own. With five students, no premises, little money and experience, they made a commitment to pursue the very best oral education for their children and opened a school in 1967. From these humble beginnings, Telethon Speech & Hearing has grown to become one of Western Australia’s premier providers of services and support for children with ear health, hearing, and speech and language concerns. Click here to learn more about our history.

Working together to deliver life-changing outcomes for children and families

Telethon Speech & Hearing is committed to helping children reach their full potential in life despite the hurdles they face due to hearing loss or speech and language disorders.

To this aim, Telethon Speech & Hearing provides a number of in-house services including audiology, speech pathology, psychology and occupational therapy services combined with specialist education services through a range of professionals from multiple disciplines designed to help the children acquire the skills needed for success in formal schooling. We call this our “whole of life” approach, as Telethon Speech & Hearing’s multidisciplinary range of onsite services gives families the convenience of one location and the comfort of dealing with one inclusive, professional organisation to help their children reach their true potential.

Telethon Speech & Hearing supports children, families, adults and carers by offering:

Telethon Speech & Hearing is proud to be a part of the Telethon family and fits its purpose of improving the health and well-being of all children.

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Commitment to Child Safe Practices

Telethon Speech & Hearing is committed to providing a child safe environment and promoting practices which provide for the safety, wellbeing and welfare of our children, clients and families.

Every person involved in Telethon Speech & Hearing has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make. We are aware as an educational and therapy provider specifically for young people with additional learning needs that our organisation requires a high degree of awareness, preparedness, and prevention to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children.

Telethon Speech & Hearing expects all members including staff, volunteers, students, visitors, and contractors to share this commitment.

Click here to learn more about our specific policies and procedures.

Role of the Director General

The Director General of the Department of Education is responsible for ensuring that the school observes the registration standards, including the standard about its complaints handling system.

Any student, parent or community member is entitled to contact the Director General with concerns about how the school has dealt with a complaint. Information is available on the Department of Education.

While the Director General may consider whether the school has breached the registration standards, she does not have power to intervene in a complaint or override the school’s decision.