Auditory-Verbal Therapy is a spoken-language approach to teaching speech communication by stimulating your child’s hearing and developing his listening skills. At Children’s, our auditory-verbal therapists help children use their hearing devices to:
- Understand spoken language
- Speak with confidence
Our treatment approach emphasizes hearing as the primary sense for gathering information, as opposed to vision or touch.
Our patients typically have hearing aids or cochlear implants. Although there’s no set age range for patients, the earlier the intervention, the more effective the treatment. If therapy starts before age 3, children can often attain the same development level as their peers by kindergarten.
To participate in Auditory-Verbal Therapy, your child must have a referral from an audiologist, pediatrician or ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.