CORA BARCLAY CENTRE
South Australia's Auditory-Verbal Therapy Program
The Cora Barclay Centre is a charitable service offering Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) for families with children who are deaf or hearing impaired. The auditory-verbal approach helps families, through parent guidance, to teach their children to listen and use spoken language for communication.
The Cora Barclay Centre has been teaching children to listen and speak for more than 65 years and is Australia's oldest oral deafness centre. Services are delivered by South Australia's most diverse and highly qualified hearing rehabilitation team, comprising of audiologists, speech pathologists, teachers of the deaf, auditory-verbal therapists, early childhood education specialists, a family counsellor, a youth worker and a consultant occupational therapist.
Our team are here for South Australian families for the long term with many of our clients coming on board when they are only a few weeks old and staying on service until they complete high school. We also have a peer mentoring program named WHISPA, which enables senior and alumni students to impart their experience and knowledge onto a new generation of teenage clients.