The aim of the Cora Barclay Centre is to help children who are deaf or hearing impaired achieve life-long social and emotional well-being and economic independence. The Centre provides evidence-based, multi-disciplinary services for children who are deaf or hearing impaired, the majority of whom are fitted with hearing aids, cochlear implants or other listening devices.
The Centre has a committment to publish outcomes annually so that parents looking for an early intervention provider for their child can make an educated and informed decision about their child's future.
The 2016 results have just been released and they show that families being supporting by the Cora Barclay Centre continue to achieve our primary objective through therapy; to allow children who are deaf or hearing impaired to reach the same levels of listening and spoken language as their hearing peers.
A quick glance at the 2016 results shows:
- 72% of children formally assessed in Early Childhood Intervention achieved spoken langauge outcomes consistent with the general poulation.
- Within the Early Childhood Intervention Program 35% of chidlren were unable to be assessed as they did not meet minimum language requirements for assessment. However, by the commencement of school 100% of the Cora Barclay Centre cohort met minimum language requirements and could be formally assessed according to international standard.
- 79% of childre formally assessed in Student Services achieved spoken language outcomes consistent with the general population.
Earlier this year we collaborated with our sister centres and fellow members of First Voice and released the Report on Education, Employment & Social Outcomes of First Voice Member Centre Graduates (18-28 years).
The aim of this report was to gather information on the social, emotional, educational and employment outcomes of children graduating from First Voice members' early intervention programs.
The results show that overwhelmingly First Voice Centre early interevention graduates have developed high levels of education, social participation and employment.
The key results from the report include:
- 95% of respondants attended a mainstream high school
- 86% of respondants completed year 12
- 82% of respondants had been accepted in to a tertiary (higher education or vocational/technical) study course
- 62% of respondants have tertiary level qualifications
- 77% of respondants have at some point been in regular paid employment for a period of 6 moths or more
Previous outcomes reports and useful studies
Download a copy of the First Voice Report on Education, Employment & Social Outcomes of First Voice Member Centre Graduates
Download a copy of the Cost-Benefit Analysis of First Voice's Early Intervention Program
Download a copy of the Comparative Review of Reported Outcomes from Intevention for Children with Hearing Loss.
Download a copy of Cora Barclay Centre's 2015 Outcomes
Download a copy of Cora Barclay Centre's 2014 Outcomes