Educational outcomes for hard of hearing Children

Education Alumni Speaker Series

Changing Educational Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Building on Early Identification and Intervention

Presented by Professor Greg Leigh AO

Outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children have vastly improved in the last two decades. Now in Australia more than 95% of children complete a screen for hearing by 3 months of age. This has resulted in the earlier application of implant technology. What has this meant for the development of these children? Why are we still seeing variability in the rate and nature of individual progress?

Monash Alumnus Professor Leigh will argue that the effectiveness of early intervention depends in large measure on the partnerships that are created between professionals and families. This presentation will look at the National Disability Insurance Scheme, best practice in regard to the combination, coordination and delivery of professional services to these children in the context of early intervention.

This is a free event, with light supper and refreshments provided. Registration is essential.

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