Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT)

Auditory-Verbal Therapy is a specialized type of therapy designed to teach a child to use the hearing provided by a hearing aid or a cochlear implant for understanding speech and learning to talk.

 

AVT is……                                  

-Learning through listening          

-High expectations for listening     

-Providing clear speech

-Providing natural language

-Parents as teachers

-Individual therapy

-Conversation based

 

AVT is not…..

-Learning through visual cues

-Expecting the child not to hear

-Speaking to loudly or softly

-Speaking with simple language

-Parents as observers

-Group instruction

-Drill based