Developing confidence and identity
If your child has hearing loss, starting school is a new milestone that can pose many challenges but also exciting possibilities.
Kids worry about all sorts of things. Standing out from the crowd, keeping up in class, participating in sport and making friends.
HEARO has been designed to empower you and your child to thrive through the primary school years in a way that builds your child’s confidence and sense of identity.
Going to primary school means your child’s world is about to expand. You will want to make sure they have all the supports in place to prepare them for their next stage of physical, social and communication development.
Our HEARO team has found these to be the most important considerations for your family in the primary school years of your child’s development.
•School supports needed
•Reading the world as a deaf person
•Competency and expectations of education professionals
•Technology, itinerant teachers, note-takers, interpreters
•Setting standards of excellence
•Social inclusion for parent and child
•Hobbies, sports and extracurricular activities
•Advocating for your child: NDIS and School
If you need further information on any of the above topics, please reach out.
Parent mentors – these are your navigation guides!
Families tell us time and time again that there’s nothing more valuable than having a parent mentor during their child’s primary school years.
Being able to seek advice, share stories and experiences with someone further along the journey is one of the most empowering ways that the HEARO team can support you.
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