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Talking Buddies


Suitable for:
Children who are deaf or hard of hearing who are focusing on the development of listening and spoken language

Facilitated by:
Listening and Spoken Language Specialists and Allied Health Therapy Assistant

Length of sessions:
2 hours

Group numbers:
Maximum of 10
Children attend with their parents.


10:30am – 12:30pm

North Adelaide
185 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

About the group

The program sessions are divided into two parts. 

  1. The first hour of Talking Buddies 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. Children can engage in painting, construction, play-dough, cooking, reading, song and rhyme, imaginative play, puzzles, water play and other learning mediums.
  2. The second half of each session brings the children together in a small group for a shared story around the theme of the week. This shared reading experience incorporates songs and rhymes and encourages children to listen and attend in a small group setting.

The children then participate in more hands-on activities with their parents to bring the book to life. Each child is given a copy of the week’s book so that they can take the book home and share it with their caregivers, reading it repeatedly.

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