Hear and Say are hearing loss and speech development experts.

LEAP

Little Explorers Auditory-Verbal Playgroup.

Our regular Group Social Skills Program, LEAP, for children with hearing loss aged two years to Kindergarten age, uses everyday living and playing situations to develop communication and social skills.

Through structured activities in a safe and supportive environment, the program teaches children the skills to develop their social communication behaviours, for example:

  • Greeting others using words and/or gestures
  • Joining in playing with a group of children
  • Initiating conversation with familiar people
  • Responding appropriately when spoken to by others
  • Engaging when an adult/child interacts with them
  • Expressing basic emotions

LEAP is held weekly, or fortnightly, depending on the centre and is facilitated by our expert Listening and Spoken Language specialists. This program also gives parents and carers the opportunity to learn strategies to carry over into everyday learning and living situations.

By attending and completing LEAP, participants will develop their:

  • Resilience
  • Self esteem
  • Self confidence
  • Positive attitude towards hearing loss
  • Effective coping mechanisms
  • Effective communication skills
  • Peer support and friendship

Regular LEAP Group Social Skills Programs

We will continue to run the LEAP via Telepractice for Term 3 to ensure the continued safety of our families and staff.

We have made a few changes to our registration process this term. We will not send out a weekly email regarding registrations, and instead, you can now register for the entire term or week by week below.

By registering for LEAP you are helping us anticipate numbers and prepare resources, ensuring that we can continue to offer this service now and into the future. If you register and are unable to attend this LEAP session, your NDIS plan will still be charged for the hour session – $28.13.

Register

*Please note: you will select which location you’re attending on the registration form. 

Brisbane LEAP

Weekly resources

Each week, the resources for the LEAP program will be uploaded to the same Dropbox link, here.

Joining LEAP online

Upon registration, you will receive the link to join via Zoom.

Toowoomba LEAP

Fortnightly resources

Each fortnight, the resources for the LEAP program will be uploaded to the same Dropbox link, here.

Joining LEAP online

Upon registration, you will receive the link to join via Zoom.

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