Auditory Verbal Therapy: A Family-Centered Listening and Spoken Language Intervention for Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families There are many ways for children with hearing loss to learn to communicate. Advances in universal newborn hearing screening and hearing technology have enabled many families to elect a listening and spoken language outcome for their children, regardless of degree of hearing loss. Auditory Verbal Therapy is a family-centered approach ... Article
Article  |   December 21, 2017
Auditory Verbal Therapy: A Family-Centered Listening and Spoken Language Intervention for Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families
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  • Elizabeth A. Rosenzweig
    Deaf Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York, NY
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Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 2
Article   |   December 21, 2017
Auditory Verbal Therapy: A Family-Centered Listening and Spoken Language Intervention for Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 54-65. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG9.54
History: Received June 15, 2017 , Revised October 8, 2017 , Accepted October 26, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 54-65. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG9.54
History: Received June 15, 2017; Revised October 8, 2017; Accepted October 26, 2017

There are many ways for children with hearing loss to learn to communicate. Advances in universal newborn hearing screening and hearing technology have enabled many families to elect a listening and spoken language outcome for their children, regardless of degree of hearing loss. Auditory Verbal Therapy is a family-centered approach to developing listening and spoken language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Professionals certified in Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT) provide services under a guiding set of 10 principles, enumerated in this article with their attendant research bases and practical/clinical implications.

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