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Auditory Verbal Therapy

Jaspal Chowdhry

Keywords : Hearing impairment,invisible disability,residual hearing,hearing device,auditory verbal therapy,caregivers,early intervention,developmental,auditory habilitation,diagnostic therapy,auditory potential,preoperative habilitation,listening environment

Citation Information : Chowdhry J. Auditory Verbal Therapy. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (2):157-160.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1030

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Hearing impairment leaves a wide ranging impact on young children and their parents. Early identification and intervention is crucial to a child's development of speech and language. Today, with advanced technology development, we can work from a developmental prospective rather than remedial and corrective. This approach is called auditory verbal therapy (AVT). The aim of this approach is to develop spoken language. So that children can become independent, participating and contributing citizens of mainstream society. Parents play a significance role in individualized auditory verbal therapy as parents and family members are the best people to develop spoken language in the natural listening environment at home. Auditory verbal therapy is an applied science. Objectively measured goals in the areas of audition, speech, language and cognition are set and achieved in individualized sessions with parents as partners in therapy.


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