The Shepherd Centre - For Deaf Children

The Shepherd Centre is a registered charity that teaches spoken language skills to deaf children through their world-class auditory-verbal & cochlear implant program. Enquire now!...

The Shepherd Centre is a registered charity, founded by Dr Bruce Shepherd AM and his late wife Annette to provide a family-centred early intervention program to teach children born deaf or hearing impaired how to develop spoken language.

The organisation is recognised as a world leader in the field of early intervention Listening and Spoken Language therapy, providing families with assistance to develop their child's spoken language, so they can unlock their complete potential and participate fully in society.

Today, The Shepherd Centre provides a range of services to over 500 families across five centres in NSW and the ACT, as well as outreach support across Tasmania and rural / remote Australia.

To work, along with partner organisations, towards ensuring that every child achieves the best listening and spoken language they are capable of; and the development of their skills is supported to maximise their social inclusion.

The Shepherd Centre is a proud member of First Voice, a national alliance of member organisations whose primary focus is the provision of listening and spoken language for children who are deaf or hearing impaired. Anything is possible Graduates of The Shepherd Centre share their stories about what early intervention and support meant to them and how it changed their lives.

Head Office: Rivett
Phone: 02 9370 4402
Registration Groups:


ACT, 2611


Nealie Place, Rivett, ACT 2611
Phone: 02 9370 4402

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