Becoming a Benefactor

Speaking and hearing impairments are not always visible and the consequences can be serious if not treated in time.

A child’s brain has a critical period between the ages of 0 to 4 years when normal speaking and hearing skills are developed. If this critical period is missed, it will affect a child’s ability to communicate, possibly creating social isolation and educational handicaps. It is a race against time!

 

Telethon Speech & Hearing (TSH) believes every child can reach their potential and lead successful lives with the right intervention and support.

 

After 50 years of service, our early intervention programs have been finely tuned to ensure every child suffering from hearing loss and speech/language impairments are given the best possible chance in developing critical skills needed to succeed academically and socially in their communities.

 

This growth is largely built on Telethon Speech & Hearing’s unique and highly innovative “whole of life” approach helping to lessen the trauma on families. Parents know, when their their child is at Telethon Speech & Hearing, they will be given the finest support throughout their journey.

 

Every year however, the cost of providing vital services to hearing, and speech and language impaired children always exceeds the funding available and shortfalls must be continuously maintained through intensive fundraising activities.

 

Every child’s needs vary from high, medium and low. For example, to help a child with high needs, it will take about four years in our Early Intervention Program, where they will undergo a variety of support services tailored to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.

 

As a non-profit organisation, TSH has always relied on the generosity of our supporters to ensure we meet every child and families’ needs on a yearly, weekly and daily basis.

 

It is through these committed staff that children have the access to the education and support needed for them to fulfil their potential and enjoy long successful lives.

 

Telethon Speech & Hearing helps children to speak and hear throughout their lives. Help us to help them. Make a difference today and become a Telethon Speech & Hearing supporter today!

 

For more information on Becoming a Benefactor of Telethon Speech & Hearing, please contact our Fundraising team on (08) 9387 9888 or fundraise@tsh.org.au.