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.
Also in First Steps
How it works
Have you recently learned that you have a deaf child under five in your family/whānau?
NZSL With Your Little One
Here you’ll learn about signing with your child, with tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Ask a question or book an appointment below.