Working with Indigenous Clients with Hearing Loss for NDIS Providers

Sample Course
May 4, 2018
EarTroubles for teachers
May 7, 2018

Degree of hearing loss which influences their communication with service providers and access to services. Both those with a variety of disabilities trying to access the NDIS, as well as their family members supporting them, are likely to have hearing loss. As a new, multiple staged complex program Aboriginal NDIS participants are vulnerable to poor communication outcomes affecting access. This training aims to equip service providers with the skills to minimise communication breakdown obstructing access to NDIS support.


This training will help participants improve communication outcomes by
Knowing how to Identify who is likely to have a hearing loss
Learn how to use effective visual communication techniques
Course description Course 1Widespread hearing loss among Aboriginal communities in the NT is an important factor in access to NDIS services. More than 50% of Aboriginal people in some communities have some How and when to use amplification devices to aid communication
Improving non verbal communication skills
Understanding how cross cultural communication is affected by hearing loss
Learning how to minimise frustration and avoidance when someone has a hearing loss
Better understand what silence means in conversations.
Appreciating and learning from culturally based communication skills of Aboriginal people

this is missing from beginning of above – Widespread hearing loss among Aboriginal communities in the NT is an important factor in access to NDIS services. More than 50% of Aboriginal people in some communities have some.

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