Talking Buddies

Each group program aims to create fun group environments to support children’s listening and spoken language. These programs provide an essential component and compliment the individualised therapy.

Talking Buddies: weekly

  • Supports children’s learning and wellbeing and also the wellbeing of parents.  This program gives parents a chance to take a breath, enjoy their child’s participation in the program and chat with other parents of children with hearing loss.
  • Sharing stories and tips over a cup of coffee can provide the often vital support that families are looking for. The Child and Family Support Worker participates in the program and can provide the necessary support.
  • Talking Buddies promotes play-based learning.  A context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations.
  • The first hour provides children with a range of play activities that they can explore at their own pace.  The activities promote social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development.
  • The second hour brings the children together in a small group for a shared story around the theme of the week.  The shared reading experience incorporates songs and rhymes and encourages children to listen and attend in a small group setting.


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