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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

Location: 193-195 Port Road, Hindmarsh

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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