What is Auditory Verbal Therapy?

95% of parents of children with hearing loss are hearing themselves – the journey ahead with their child can seem daunting. Hearing is a sensory experience, and training the brain is necessary to fully appreciate sound. However, innovations in technology, education, and specialized speech therapy have made this training more approachable than ever before.

Auditory verbal therapy is a family-centered, one-on-one approach to listening and spoken language. Audiologists, speech professionals, doctors, and family members work together to support the child in their language journey. Parents and caregivers actively participate in both clinic-based therapy and external play and practice. Auditory verbal therapy aims to ensure that no child is limited in their range of academic, social, and occupational choices.

Certified Auditory Verbal Therapists (LSLS Cert. AVT) guide families in the development of listening and spoken language. These passionate professionals are credentialed by the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language after a rigorous education and certification program. Learn more about Auditory Verbal Therapy and Listening and Spoken Language Specialists here!