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Finished | Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities, Paediatric hearing loss

Embedding PLUM & HATS in hearing healthcare of First Nations children

The project goals achieved;
• Determine enablers and barriers to adoption of the PLUM and HATS tools by stakeholders;
• Co-design and implement strategies for training and engagement, in consultation with the National Aboriginal Controlled Health Council (NACCHO), state/territory Affiliates, primary care services, early childhood services and other relevant stakeholders; and
• Provide training to primary healthcare workers, clinicians and early education teachers.

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Ching T, Harkus S, Hou S, Ward M, Saetre-Turner M & Marnane V. , 2020
Audiology Now 80

Screening tools to identify hearing and communication difficulties in young children for early intervention

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Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have ear and hearing trouble. This often occurs during the first few years of life – a critical period to learn. Find out NAL's initiatives with the communities.
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