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Home Intervention for Deaf Children

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About us

HI HOPES is the community outreach arm of the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Led by Professor Claudine Storbeck, a world specialist in Deaf Education, supported by a team of highly qualified professionals, the ground-breaking HI HOPESprogramme is the only one of its kind in South Africa.

Based on the Ski-Hi model of Early Intervention – a programme that has been in existence for 35 years, and is well accepted and used throughout the USA, Canada, Guam and Taipan – HI HOPES offers family-centred, home-based support and information aimed at ensuring the holistic development of the infant or young child with a hearing loss.

Our objective is simple: to give Deaf and hard of hearing babies and children every opportunity to develop normally and enjoy the same opportunities as their hearing peers.

The long-term goal is the establishment of national screening programme for infants that will ensure hearing loss is identified early – by the age of 3 months – so that appropriate intervention and support can be put in place by the age of 6 months.

We invite you to share our vision – by joining our circle of supporters and making your contribution online now. Thank you for reaching out to Deaf children.

 




 

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