Hear and Say are hearing loss and speech development experts.

STAR

Solutions Through Adventure and Recreation.

STAR plays an essential role in helping children with hearing loss to develop the socialisation skills needed to ensure that they can communicate effectively with others, and do not risk becoming socially isolated because of their condition.

A reduced ability to communicate can prevent a person from participating in many important aspects of life, such as education, employment and relationships (Access Economics, 2006). Because of this, it is important for people with a hearing loss to learn effective communication and socialisation skills from a young age.

 

Program Benefits

Young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing are often at risk for not developing social relationships because they may not have the language skills or have not learned how to engage in socially appropriate behaviours, such as carrying on conversation, making friends, and dealing with conflict.

  • 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 STAR program is eligible to be funded by the NDIS.

 

For more information contact us on (07) 3850 2111 or mail@hearandsay.com.au

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Maia’s Story

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.

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