Responsible, Optimistic, Confident Kids, Empathetic, Thinkers
ROCKET (Responsible Confident Kids, Empowering Through Social Skills), provides children with hearing loss a safe environment to explore and share their feelings and emotions. The program aims to address a variety of age-appropriate themes including communication, confidence, leadership, self-esteem, anger management, problem solving, trust, and co-operation.
The children participate in challenging and educational activities such as yoga, obstacle courses and musical therapy with the activities being conducted by experienced workshop facilitators.
ROCKET is also aligned with the National Australian Curriculum (ACARA) assisting students to develop communication, advocacy and resilience in relation to their hearing loss.
Rocket brings together children with hearing loss and helps them develop social skills enabling them to:
- Build confidence
- Identify feelings and express emotions
- Conflict resolution
- Regulate and manage feelings and emotions in difficult situations
- Recognise values, strengths and positive qualities
Hear and Say is an NDIS provider and our ROCKET program is eligible to be funded by the NDIS.
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.