Why We Do What We Do – West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children
Why We Do What We Do 2017-05-30T08:29:07+00:00

Why We Do What We Do

Parents struggle to navigate the complex and challenging medical, therapeutic and educational pathway for managing a child with hearing loss

A deaf child is

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more at risk of mental health issues associated with the challenges of being misunderstood and social isolation

There are at least:


deaf school age children in WA


babies are born deaf in Australia each year


attend mainstream schools where they are one of few with profound hearing loss


have hearing parents who are initially not aware and can have difficulty understanding their challenges