One of our fantastic osteopaths, Dr Annabelle Balharry, has been learning Auslan. In the process of obtaining her Level 1 Auslan, Annabelle has put together a short piece introducing herself to our deaf/hard of hearing community in Melbourne. Watch our video of Annabelle’s introduction below.
Annabelle has also written the below introduction, explaining her interest in learning Auslan and how she got started.
Hi there, I’m Annabelle. I am an osteopath and I’m learning Auslan. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or use sign to communicate – and need an osteopath – maybe I can help you. I may not be a replacement for an interpreter just yet, but my basic conversational skills are coming along and I just wanted to let you know that I am here and happy to help if you need. I started learning Auslan from two of my great friends, through their fantastic short course ‘Magic Hands’, which I highly recommend to all! It’s a great, supportive, relaxed and fun environment to learn Auslan, as well as its history and culture.