April 3, 2018
Do you think your child is just ignoring you or has ‘selective hearing’?
Aside from the common cold, middle ear trouble (otitis media or ‘glue ear’) is the most common reason for children visiting a GP.
Children can develop hearing loss any time after birth so it is important to have their hearing checked regularly. If not treated early, hearing loss can significantly impact a child’s development and quality of life.
Watch the video below to learn about the “3 Signs Your Child Has a Hearing Loss“.
Early intervention is important as it provides parents and families with the knowledge, skills and support to meet the needs of their child.
Telethon Speech & Hearing provides early intervention for the management of your child’s hearing loss using a multi-disciplinary approach. This approach allows us to identify any delays in developmental milestones and individualise our services in regards to any aspects of your child’s development including speech, language, listening, motor skill milestones, cognition, attachment and emotional regulation.
All children and their families in early intervention are encouraged to attend a therapy group each week during school terms, with similarly aged peers. These groups are facilitated by members of the early intervention multi-disciplinary team.
The Chatterbox Program aims to provide a flexible family centred service that meets the needs of the child and whole family. Family Centred Practice is an approach that recognises the role the family plays in an individual’s life. We as therapists develop a working partnership with your family and your family’s priorities drive the planning and intervention. We also incorporate the Auditory-Verbal approach into our therapy. Therapy sessions focus on education, guidance and the application of techniques and strategies that promote the acquisition of spoken language through listening.
- Connect and Grow (0-1 years old)
- Toddler Time (1-2 years old)
- Little Explorers (2-3 years old)
- Little Learners (3-4 years old)
- Skills for School (4-5 years old)
The early intervention program is a multi-disciplinary approach with emphasis on assisting the child to reach their full potential. The services are individualised to each child’s need and integrate many disciplines such as Auditory-Verbal Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists.
A Tele-Intervention program has been developed to support families in regional and remote areas of Western Australia.
Click here to learn more Chatterbox and how to enrol your child in our world-class early intervention program.
Telethon Speech & Hearing is a Registered NDIS Provider
Depending on our your child’s eligibility, parts or all of our programs may be covered under the NDIS. Contact us for a personal discussion.