It was really important for us to be able to access sign language as well as speech, and to work with therapists who would support both language modes. I really enjoy seeing Melody enjoy her classes and enjoy the support she receives.

BRONWYN ROUT, CHAIR OF THE BOARD
CAMERON MILLER, DEPUTY CHAIR

LAINEY'S STORY

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Lainey's daughter Melody was born with hearing loss and with no history of Deafness in her family. “Without context” for what to do, Lainey connected with Hear for Kids, Deaf Services’ early intervention program.

 

Melody has flourished with access to signed and spoken language, and her success encouraged Lainey to begin her own journey learning Auslan through Access Training and Education, currently completing her Certificate IV in Auslan.

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“I enrolled in a Certificate II in Auslan, which was really good and was such a help. It helped me understand how to communicate. Not only how to put words together, but how to use Auslan.  I’m now on the Certificate IV and I want to keep going!”

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