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19/10/2017
Deaf Festival at Parramatta

As part of National Week of Deaf People, commencing with the Deaf Festival on Saturday October 21st on the north side of Parramatta River, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will host a stall at the Festival where you can find out about its full range of programs and services.

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19/12/2012
RIDBC's Chris Rehn, Jan North, Melissa McCarthy with Senator Steven Conroy.

 RIDBC Director of Children’s Services, Jan North and RIDBC Director of Educational Services, Melissa McCarthy, have just published a guide called, RIDBC Teleschool: Guiding Principles for Telepractice, which will give organisations the tools they need to get started and deliver a high quality telepractice service.

 In an Australian first, the guide presents a model of telepractice aimed at delivering services to remotely-located families which are equal to those provided in metropolitan area.

19/12/2012
Janet with Hugh and their RIDBC Teleschool Speech Pathologist, Neryl Horn

Janet and Degen’s son, Hugh, is four years old and has hearing loss. The family lives in Ballarat, Victoria, and accesses Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Teleschool which provides families in regional and remote Australia access to specialist support via high quality videoconferencing technology.

When Hugh was born with hearing loss it was a difficult time for the family.

“I lost those precious early weeks with my newborn to clinical appointments and a desperate search for information about hearing loss,” said Janet.

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