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07/08/2019
Cherraya is the first Indigenous toddler to receive a cochlear implant in the Northern Territory

Two-year-old Cherraya is already showing an artistic side, loves to draw and, like most children her age, is keenly exploring the world around her. Now, thanks to bilateral cochlear implants, the Darwin-based toddler has access to a world of sound too.

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28/01/2016
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has officially launched a new app to help children with vision loss and additional needs develop the sign language they need to communicate.

The 'Adapting Signs' app, developed by a team of vision loss and technology specialists at RIDBC, helps children with vision loss and significant developmental or intellectual impairments, to develop the key signs they need to communicate with their families or carers.

“RIDBC is committed to using mainstream technology such as the iPad to improve access for children with vision or hearing loss,” said app developer and RIDBC Speech Pathologist, Annette Clarke.

28/01/2016
RIDBC Renwick Centre, academic Dr Breda Carty, has dedicated the last 14 years teaching students and ensuring that services for children with sensory disabilities and their families across Australia and around the world are based on current evidence and are delivered by skilled and knowledgeable professionals.
RIDBC Renwick Centre, academic Dr Breda Carty, has dedicated the last 14 years teaching students and ensuring that services for children with sensory disabilities and their families across Australia and around the world are based on current evidence and are delivered by skilled and knowledgeable professionals.
 
In this issue, Trudy Smith, manager continuing professional education at RIDBC Renwick Centre, interviews Dr Breda Carty.

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28/01/2016
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has developed a new strategic plan for 2016-2020 that will see us go through a substantial evolution.

RIDBC operates in a dynamic and competitive environment. Ongoing changes in the health, education and disability services sectors, increased options for intervention and support, and the changing way that people with disabilities access and choose their service providers, are transforming the sector in exciting ways.

All of these changes in our environment formed the impetus for change, our opportunity to explore our strategic plan for the future.

21/10/2015
Graphic of front page of RIDBC’s NDIS services website

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to people with disability, their families and carers. The focus of the NDIS is on giving children, adults and families, choice and control over their disability support. This is provided through individualised funding packages that assist children and adults to achieve their goals.

11/05/2015

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the wonderful contribution of our volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week 11 – 17 May. 

In 2014 volunteers contributed over 26,000 hours of work for RIDBC, with over 945 people volunteering through RIDBC fundraising clubs and committees and another 250 volunteers contributing to RIDBC’s clinical and educational services or in administrative positions.

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