First Signs is provided through a mix of home visits and web-based support from Deaf Aotearoa Facilitators.
Visits can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the family’s needs. Visits can be at home, or even at the park!
First Signs provides information and resources and always respects each family’s decisions.
- Supports and monitors NZSL language development
- Works with Advisors on Deaf Children (AODC) and other professionals involved with the family, e.g.: cochlear implant programme, audiologists, Deaf Education Centre staff
- Supports transition to ECE and/or school.