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Partnership already delivering for regional Queensland students

Since the commencement of the RETAIN partnership, Hear and Say has reported significant progress against program targets.

In establishing the RETAIN program, Hear and Say has identified ways to maximise referral pathways with organic growth at 21 per cent in three months, all stemming from regional, rural and remote areas.  The team has also identified an additional six early intervention Prep students from these areas who may participate in the program.

To date, the bulk of the students are aged between 6 and 9 with all currently enrolled in mainstream school.

Meetings with, and training of, educators is planned for later in 2021 to ensure improved student access to support tools and information.

QCoal Foundation Directors and staff also had the opportunity to attend the Telepractice LEAP program with Telepractice families who travelled from across the state.

QCoal Foundation CEO Sylvia Bhatia said the feedback from Directors was overwhelmingly positive.

“We are very excited about this new social venture partnership and pleased to be working with Hear and Say again,” Ms Bhatia said.

“We are really pleased with the progress to date in establishing the partnership and identifying referral pathways and students to potentially participate.”