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.