Hear and Say have a range of social skills programs for children and young adults with hearing loss to build resilience and wellbeing.
The Hear and Say RAW program addresses the problems that children and young adults with hearing loss often face in social settings by providing a safe, welcoming environment where they can learn valuable social skills.
Hear us RAW will help children and young adults with hearing loss have a more positive experience in their community and educational settings both in the short term and the long term:
- Build confidence
- Identify feelings and express emotions
- Conflict resolution
- Regulate and manage feelings and emotions in difficult situations
- Recognise values, strengths and positive qualities
The outcomes achieved:
- To be resilient, have positive mental well-being and become successful contributing members of society
- To identify any communication weakness and offer targeted intervention to improve language and communication difficulty
- Develop and master the ability to understand, accept and explain their hearing loss
The group programs are based on aged group:
In addition to developing life skills, Hear and Say’s Group Programs offer a great opportunity for our families to meet together, share experiences and build friendships for life.
Listen Little Stars
0-12 Months: A program for infants aged up to 12 months to learn alongside their parents.
0-4 Years: Little Explorers Auditory-Verbal Playgroup (LEAP and Little Leap) uses everyday living and playing situations to develop communication and social skills.
2-4 Years: Helps children in kindergarten and pre-prep become ready for school and the social and emotional challenges that occur during this time, helping refine their interpersonal skills.
Munch and Learn
3-5 Years: Helps children communicate effectively with peers, acquire early literacy knowledge and expand their language.
5-6 Years: Prepares children who are in Prep at Primary school prepare for their year, helping refine their interpersonal skills.
6-7 Years: PLANET will enable children with hearing loss in years one and two to further develop their interpersonal skills, and confidence in a group environment.
8-11 Years: A series of activities which encourage participation and require team work through effective communication.
12-15 Years: STAR focuses on social skills that help build resilience and a positive mental well-being through effective communication.
Hear to Live
16+ Years: Supporting and preparing young adults as they prepare to leave school.
At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born.
The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.
Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.