Deaf Services Queensland has recently launched its early intervention children’s service for deaf and hard of hearing children from 0-7 years, Hear for Kids.
This service is the result of a merger with Hearing Impaired Children’s Therapy Inc. (HICTI), merging to become a dedicated children’s service of Deaf Services Queensland.
The launch of Hear for Kids comes at a time when the future of the Early Childhood Development program is uncertain.
Deaf Services Queensland last week took a strong stand and called on the Queensland Government to support the funding of specialist ECDPs at Yeerongpilly and Taigum.
These two locations provide specialist best practice transdisciplinary support in partnership with Hear for Kids, providing direct early intervention therapy to children who are Deaf and hard of hearing.