About The Book
Auditory-Verbal Therapy: For Young Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families, and the Practitioners Who Guide Them provides a comprehensive examination of auditory-verbal therapy (AVT), from theory to evidence-based practice.
- Detailed exploration of AVT, including historical perspectives and current research that continue to drive clinical practice
- Essential use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other implantable devices, and additional hearing technologies in AVT
- Goals of the AV practitioner and strategies used in AVT to develop listening, talking, and thinking
- Effective parent coaching strategies in AVT
- Blueprint of the AVT session
- Step-by-step AVT session plans for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early school-age children
- Critical partnerships of the family and the AV practitioner with the audiologist, speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, hearing resource teacher, and psychologist
- Families Journeys in AVT from 12 countries around the world
In AVT, parents and caregivers become actively engaged as their child’s first and most enduring teachers. Following an evidence-based framework, Auditory-Verbal Therapy: For Young Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families, and the Practitioners Who Guide Them demonstrates how AV practitioners work in tandem with the family to integrate listening and spoken language into the child’s everyday life. The book concludes with personal family stories of hope, inspiration, and encouragement, written by parents from twelve countries across the world who have experienced the desired outcomes for their children following AVT.
This book is relevant to AVT practitioners, administrators, teachers of children with hearing loss, special educators, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, and parents.