Primary School

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.

Navigating information

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.

"At HEARO, we understand that starting primary school can be a challenging time for kids and parents. We take a kids-centric approach to ensure we connect families to information, peer-to-peer support and services that are most relevant to their child’s life-stage."
Genevieve Roberts, HEARO Team

Information pages

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.

Communication Journey

Communication modality
School supports needed


Reading the world as a deaf person

School Choices and Supports

Competency and expectations of education professionals
Technology, itinerant teachers, note-takers, interpreters
Setting standards of excellence


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.

At HEARO, we’re always looking for ways to continuously improve our service.

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