This is a charity organisation mainly established to provide proper assistance and support for children who are either deaf or have any kind of hearing impairment and living within the borders of Australia.
What is the vision of Cora Barclay centre for deaf children?
The vision is to be recognised as an institution that seeks to provide excellent services to each and every child who has any form of hearing impairment in the community.
What are the missions of the organisation?
The organisation has a number of missions which it strives very hard to realise and these are;
- To holistically use the ten steps involved with teaching the hearing impaired in the services that are rendered to parents of such children
- To provide assistance to parents in order to help them get the best from the efforts of their children
- To ensure that parents are also realised as key players in the provision of assistance to each and every child with a hearing impairment condition in order to ensure that these children get to enjoy themselves when they are introduced into the mainstream educational systems
- To help the children attain maximum output from the efforts that they put into the various learning strategies
- To ensure that children are properly screened in order to arrest such situations at the early stages and find better and lasting solutions to them by providing such children with audio amplification equipments
These are the main missions of the organisation and it continually strives to achieve each and every one of them.
The Cora Barclay centre for deaf children is also a member of the First Voice organisation which is an organisation that is recognised in both Australia and New Zealand for its services that it renders in ensuring that children at a very tender age who have any impairment with their hearing and speech organs are properly educated and cared for in order to help them realise their full potentials.
Services provided by the Cora Barclay centre for deaf children
The Cora Barclay centre for deaf children provides the following services;
Early intervention services
This is a service that is provided to children who are not above the age of 2 years and it includes the provision of various appropriate support systems which are all aimed at helping such children to develop even with their hearing impairments.
School support services
This is also for those children who are below the age of 18 years but above 5 years. It is aimed at helping them to better fit into the educational system and also to see to it that they are provided with the various necessary support services to help the maximise their potentials.
This also deals with the undertaking of various audio screening tests to ascertain the magnitude of an individual’s hearing problem in order to prescribe the best and appropriate treatment to such a person.
Counselling for family members of deaf or hearing impaired children
This service is for providing useful bits of information to family members of deaf children to help them better understand their wards in order to better assist them with a lot of things.
The provision of regional and remote services
This is a service that the organisation renders to people with hearing impairments who are located at very remote areas within the country. It is done with the help of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and is referred to as the VidKids initiative.
The organising of professional workshops
This deals with the holding of workshops that are aimed at providing professional information with regards to children with hearing problems in the community.
The organising of social activities for parents
This is the avenue that is created on Facebook for parents of children with hearing problems. This is a platform which allows them to chat with other parents of such children and share their experiences and ideas about how to better assist their kids.
These are just some of the services that are provided by the organisation.
How to help the Cora Barclay centre for deaf children
Making of a donation
You can make a donation to the organisation to help with the services that it provides for the hearing impaired in the community. This can be in the form of a monthly donation, quarterly, yearly or even a one-time donation.
You can also will whole or part of your property to the organisation when preparing your final will so that even when you are dead, a lot of kids who are deaf can benefit from your benevolence.
Organising your own event
You can also seek for the organisation’s consent and host your own fundraising event to raise funds for it.
This can be in the form of a sponsorship, monthly or weekly collections and provision of gifts to the organisation to help it render services to kids with hearing problems.
You can also use the online donation avenue and instantly make a donation to the organisation.
Make it a point to help today and a child will be forever grateful to you.