Deaf and hard of hearing (HOH) children and young people often have additional needs in terms of their psychological wellbeing. Deaf Children Australia (DCA) is committed to ensuring that these needs are recognised and supported from a child-centred perspective.
With a strong understanding of the impacts of deafness on child development, our professionals can work with young deaf/ HOH people to support them through a variety of emotional, social, behavioural and academic challenges, as well as helping to improve their overall mental health and wellbeing.
Our services provide information and consultation with families, schools and other professionals on how to better understand and meet the needs of their deaf /HOH child or student.
For more information about this new service, contact DCA: 1800 645 916
Services for individuals are NDIS eligible. If outside NDIS region, services are provided through existing funding. Fees for schools and other organisations will be discussed at the time of referral.
DCA’s Psychological Services Include:
- Individual counselling
- Developing and evaluating appropriate intervention plans and evidence based psychological strategies and supports
- Parent support and consultation
- Workshops for young people, families, schools and other professionals
- Cognitive, behavioural and learning assessments and written psychological assessment reports and recommendations
- Evidence based psychological strategies for deaf/HOH young people experiencing emotional, behavioural, cognitive or learning difficulties
- Fee for service for schools and other organisations which may include, but is not limited to assessments for support funding, VCAT applications, legal proceedings etc
View the Psychological Services flyer.