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Whether your child has a hearing aid, cochlear implant or uses sign language, it is important they see themselves as normal. Just because they hear differently does not make them abnormal.

In this section, you will find useful resources, advice and support on the day to day experiences of bringing up a deaf or hard-of-hearing child.

Hearing loss or deafness does not stand in the way of your child accessing a good education, sports or even public speaking.

Here are some resources that will help you on your journey raising a deaf or hard-of-hearing child

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Raising a deaf child

Early Intervention

Milestones for Language Development

Parent-to-Parent Support Program

Communicating with a Deaf Child

Four Things Parents of Deaf Children Need to Know

My Letter to Parents of Deaf Children

Perspectives of Deafness

You and your Deaf child – a guide for fathers

Ten essential things to know about being a child of deaf parents

Making Good Decisions

Parents of Deaf children, Stuck in the Middle of an Argument

Parent-to-Parent Program, Deaf Children Australia

Additional Resources

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Deaf Children Australia can provide mentors, support groups and information to help both you and your family.

Expression Australia - Deaf Parents – this page has information and resources for Deaf and hard of hearing parents to gain tools, knowledge and skills to make decisions and develop confidence in raising their children.

For more information about family friendly services in your area, please use our service finder below: