Today is World Hearing Day, and SBS Radio is highlighting the issues culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) deaf children face and the additional barriers they may experience in accessing appropriately tailored supports, as well as focusing on the need for services supporting families who use English as a second language.
Both the interview and transcript are available on the SBS Radio website, including comments from DCA CEO Roz Keenan. Roz says,
“Often, children from a CALD background with a hearing loss of some descript have barriers, in terms of communicating with their peers, with their teachers, but also with their own families. So it can be quite isolating and debilitating to their emotional wellbeing.”
Listen to the radio interview or access the transcript on the SBS Radio website.