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Building communication skills of staff working with Aboriginal NDIS clients with hearing loss

April 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

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 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
  • 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
Workshop runs between 9-2 on 17th and 18th
There is no cost for this workshop it is Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Numbers limited book to secure your place by booking early
Contact Damien Howard on 0412484487 or [email protected] for more information
More workshops coming in Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs email damien for more information


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