Early Intervention Hearing Loss Program (Chatterbox)
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 similar aged peers. These groups are facilitated by members of the early intervention multi-disciplinary team.
Individual sessions (PDF)
All children enrolled in the Chatterbox program are eligible to attend individual sessions with an Auditory-Verbal Therapist or Speech Pathologist. These sessions are designed to provide parents with the skills to support their child develop their listening, speech and language skills.
- 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.
Telethon Speech & Hearing provides a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the best outcomes for all children.
Provide regular monitoring of hearing and middle ear status of all children enrolled in the Telethon Speech & Hearing Early Intervention Hearing Loss program.
Auditory Verbal Therapists
Provide strategies and techniques to facilitate optimal acquisition of speech and language through listening. Parents and caregivers are active participants in therapy.
Will assess and monitor a child’s motor skills development, balance and coordination, sensory processing development, play skills and self-care tasks.
Support the emotional and social development of the children and families.
Assess speech and language skills and provide therapy to remediate delays or disorders identified.
The Tele-Intervention program has been developed to support families in regional and remote areas of Western Australia.
Therapy sessions, parent support sessions, parent education sessions and therapy playgroups are all provided via videoconferencing through Skype or Lync. Families will have access to a multi-disciplinary team of Auditory-Verbal Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapist and Audiologist to assist on a needs basis with their child’s development.
For further information or to register for this program, please contact our Head of Program Support on (08) 9387 9888 or email.
Take a Tour
Chatterbox Playgroup Room
Chatterbox playgroups provide the opportunity for families to connect, and offer each other support in a safe and welcoming setting. Our team of professionals provides strategies and techniques for parents to use, to help support various aspects of their child’s development. This includes speech, language and listening, as well as motor skills, coordination, self-care, socialisation, and play.
Engaging activities and toys are set up each week for the children and their families to enjoy. Children are grouped with similar-aged peers to offer specific support.
Family Retreat Room
This room is available for use by parents and families whose children are enrolled in our programs, and is equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, toys, toilet facilities and parent information.
Families may like to use this room to: relax while waiting for an appointment, catch up with other parents after dropping children off at class, discuss information with our dedicated NDIS consultant, or attend a parent education talk/workshop.