Regular "in home" listening and spoken language therapy (auditory-verbal therapy) for children 0 - 7 years
Out and about (community sites) listening and spoken language therapy for children 0 - 7 years
Family Get Togethers:
Four to five times per year, Hear at Home families meet up to share stories, connect and socialise.
Day care/School Visits
Direct observation of your child in day care/school settings
Assessment of your child's acoustic environment
Suppport for child care workers and teachers who manage your child's acoustic environment
Provide training in techniques/strategies for day care and school staff when working with your child
Attendance at your child's Indvidualised Family Service Plan/Individualised Educational Program meeting to ensure appropriate recommendations are made
Transition to school
Hear at Home communicates with all the services working with your child to ensure a co-ordinated approach
Hear at Home acknowledges children often require a number of co-ordinated services to meet the needs of the whole child.
Hear at Home acknowledges that every parent knows their own child better than any professional and therefore should be given the necessary knowledge, strategies, skills and techniques to facilitate listening and spoken language potential.
Listening and Spoken Language
The Listening Room
Importance of words
Literacy 0 - 3 years
Reading to your child 0 - 5 years
Ideas for Developing Listening
Helpful articles and websites......
Adult post cochlear implantation rehabilitation:
Individualised auditory skill development program to enable increased speech intelligibility
Equipping partners and other family members with strategies to improve listening practice in the everyday home environment for the cochlear implant recipient