Auditory Verbal Therapy: Guide

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Other Approaches

There is a continuum of communication approaches available for deaf children and they range from the more visual to the most auditory. 

Parents/caregivers of deaf children should be presented with clear information about these approaches so they are able to make an informed decision about which communication approach they would like for their child. The policy on ‘Informed Choice’ from the National Deaf Children’s Society states that “an Informed Choice approach does not restrict information to options that are available in a given locality, nor does it allow personal views or beliefs to influence the provision of information”. 

For an overview of different communication options see:

Support for deaf children aged 0-5 years MESHguide. 


Or register free to the NDCS website to access information about choosing a communication approach