Children with hearing loss - Resources
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The resources listed are correct at the time of publication. We can be advised via the 'enquiry form (subject - Links query)' of any changes needed, or if there are any other resources available in Australia not included in this list.
- Australian Communication Exchange provides access to telecommunications for speech impaired, hearing impaired and Deaf people.
- Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) initiative. This initiative aims to assist eligible children with developmental disabilities to access funding for early intervention services. Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
- Child and Youth Health Hearing Assessment Centre (clinics are also held at Noarlunga Hospital, Elizabeth Vale and major country centres)
Address: 295 South Terrace, Adelaide, 5000
Tel. 8303 1530 (Country callers - 1300 364 100)
- Australian Hearing (AH) provides hearing assessments, hearing rehabilitation services and hearing aids and devices to any person under 21 years and persons over 21 years with a pension card.
Locations in South Australia
Home page: http://www.hearing.com.au/home
- Women's and Children's Hospital
Address: 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, 5006
Tel. 8161 6423 or 8161 6565
- Flinders Medical Centre Speech and Hearing Clinic for children under school age with speech, language and feeding disorders and for children of all ages with voice disorders.
Postal Address: Level 6, E Building, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, 5042
Tel. 8204 5933
- Deaf Can: Do, Royal South Australian Deaf Society
Address: 262 South Terrace, Adelaide, 5000
Postal Address: PO Box 43 Brighton SA 5048
Tel. 8223 3335, TTY 8223 6530, Fax 8232 2217
- Hearing Solutions for a range of advisory, rehabilitation and training services to people with a hearing loss, their carers and family members.
Tel. 1800 738 855, TTY 8203 8391
- Cora Barclay Centre for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children provides specialised advice and teaching using Auditory/Verbal Therapy.
Address: Elizabeth Forwood House, 185 Melbourne St, North Adelaide 5006
Tel. 8267 9200 Fax 8267 9222
- Can Do 4 Kids - Townsend House provides a range of services, programs and activities to children and young adults up to 25 years of age who are blind/vision impaired, deaf/hearing impaired, or deaf blind, and who may have additional disabilities.
Address: 28 King George Avenue, Hove, 5048
Postal Address: PO Box 43, Brighton SA 5048
Tel. 8298 0900, TTY: 82980960, Fax 8377 1933
- Early Intervention Services: Hearing Impairment
C/- Department of Education, Training and Employment
Address: 72A Marlborough Street, Henley Beach, 5022
Tel. 8235 2871
- Early Childhood Intervention Consultants provide information and support for families with children 0-8 years with developmental delay, disabilities or at risk of developmental delay.
Contact Child and Family Health Service 1300 733 606
- Sensory Directions assists people who are deaf, hearing impaired, blind, vision impaired or Deafblind to access appropriate services.
P: 08 8203 8333 TTY 08 8203 8371 Toll free 1800 738 855 Fax 8203 8332
- Lions Hearing Dogs
Postal Address: PO Box 164, Hahndorf, 5245
Tel. 8388 7836, TTY 8388 1297, Fax 8388 1299
- Parents of Hearing Impaired SA Inc (PHISA) is a Statewide parent support group.
Postal Address: PO Box 143, Henley Beach, 5022
Tel. 0403 040 837
Independent Living Centre provides information and advice on disability-related aids and equipment.
Address: 11 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains, 5086
Tel. 8266 5260.
Fax 8266 5263
Country callers: 1800 800 523.
- Carer Resource Centre provides information and advice on available services for carers, particularly respite services.
Address: 58 King William Road, Goodwood, 5034
Postal Address: PO Box 410, Unley, 5061
Tel. 8271 6288, Fax 8271 6388
Country callers: 1800 242 636
- Disability Information Resource Centre provides contact details to a number of support groups for individuals with physical disabilities.
Address: 195 Gilles Street, Adelaide, 5000
Tel. 8236 0555, TTY 8223 7579, Fax 8236 0566
Country callers (SA only): 1300 305 558
- Gowrie Child Centre, Resource Centre and BookshopAddress: 43 Dew Street, Thebarton, 5031
Tel. 1800 129 606 or 8234 5219
- When choosing a preschool or school, you may wish to seek advice from the special education staff within the Department of Education and Children's Services, Association of Independent Schools of South Australia or Catholic Education.
- Department of Education and Children's Services. Contact your local District Officer (see local telephone directories) or the State Office for general information. Telephone 8226 1527. Country callers should phone 1800 088 158.
- Association of Independent Schools of South Australia Special Education Advisers. Contact the Special Learning Needs Coordinator. Telephone 8179 1400.
- Catholic Education SA Special Education Consultants. Contact the Supervisor of Special Education. Telephone 8301 6600.
- Australian Hearing Services, 'Choices: Making informed choices for your child in South Australia for families with Deaf and hearing impaired children', Adelaide (updated regularly).
- Fletcher, Lorraine, 'Language for Ben: A deaf child's right to sign', Souvenir Press, London, 1987.
- Frederickson, Jeanette, 'Life after deaf: Impact of deafness on a family', National Association of the Deaf, Maryland, USA, 1985.
- Freeman, Roger D, Carbin, Clifton F & Boese, Robert F, 'Can't Your Child Hear? A guide for those who care about deaf children', Croom Helm, London, 1981.
- Greenberg, Joanne, 'In this sign', Henry Holt & Co, New York, 1970.
- Lane, Harlan, 'When the mind hears: A history of the deaf', Random House, New York, 1970.
- Marschark, Marc, 'Raising and educating a deaf child', Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997.
- McArthur, Shirley Hanawait, 'Raising your hearing impaired child: A guideline for parents', Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Washington, 1982.
- O'Halloran, Kirsten, 'Deaf Children can Read and Write! The development of English through Auslan', Department of Education, Community and Cultural Development, Tasmania, 1997.
- Sacks, Oliver, 'Seeing voices: A journey into the world of the Deaf', Harper Collins, New York, 1994.
- Schwartz, S, 'Choices in Deafness: A parent's guide', Woodbine House, Bethesda, USA, 1987.
- Shaw, Pauline, 'The deaf can speak', Faber & Faber, London, 1985.
- Aseltine, L, Mueller, E & Tait, N, 'I'm deaf and it's OK', Albert Whitman, Morton, USA, 1986.
- Lakin, P, 'Dad and me in the morning', Albert Whitman, Morton, USA, 1994.
- Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse, 'I have a sister, my sister is deaf', Harper & Row, New York, 1977.
- Snell, Nigel, 'Peter gets a hearing aid', Hamish Hamilton, London, 1979.
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
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