Auslan for Families

Auslan for Families

It is Vicdeaf’s aim to create a program of Auslan tuition tailored to the family environment, which is purchasable as part of an NDIS package, through Better Start funding, and on a fee-for-service basis.

Vicdeaf’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan focuses our service provision on the areas of communication and access, and participation and inclusion.  Through this project we aim to provide outcomes in all of these areas, working to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people can communicate in their daily lives wherever they are, and that support to families is increased across Victoria.

Vicdeaf provides family centred Sign Language (Auslan) tuition around Melbourne and regional Victoria.
In our practical and fun classes you will learn how to communicate visually. You will also learn useful conversational signs, fingerspelling, Auslan structure and the importance of body language, hand movement and facial expression - all tailored to your specific family needs.

Auslan Classes

Vicdeaf will develop a curriculum and program to specifically address family orientated language needs, taking into account existing research and practice.  This program will be flexible, using a variety of delivery methods such as home visits, weekend intensives, and online resources.  Use of technology such as Skype will also enable delivery remotely.

Events and Activities

Working with other organisations, we plan to coordinate a range of ongoing family events providing opportunities for interaction between families who use Auslan in the home.  We also plan to develop more of a family focus at existing deaf community events.

Vicdeaf aims to strengthen community connections for families whilst not duplicating existing services. 


Do you know any families who might be interested?
Would you like to talk about Auslan for your family?

Contact Project Lead, Ben Scotcher
Email:  
auslanfamilies@vicdeaf.com.au 
Phone:  (03) 9473 1111 


Useful Links & Partner Organisations

 Aurora Early Intervention School
Aurora Early Intervention School
http://www.auroraschool.vic.edu.au/

 DCA

Deaf Children Australia
https://deafchildrenaustralia.org.au/

 Deaf ConnectEd

Deaf ConnectEd
http://www.deafconnected.com.au/

 VCD

Victorian College of the Deaf
http://www.vcd.vic.edu.au/

 NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
https://www.ndis.gov.au/

 Better Start
Better Start Funding
http://www.betterstart.net.au/