Auditory Verbal Therapy: Guide

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How the AV approach supports communication strategies

Auditory Verbal therapy integrates the development of listening and talking into all aspects of the child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and cultural experiences, so that listening becomes an integral part of his or her life (Estabrooks, Morrison, Maclver-Lux, 2020)29.

AVT supports communications strategies through:

  • Parent Coaching
  • Play
  • Listening & Spoken Language Strategies:

Further examples and descriptions of Auditory Verbal Strategies to Build Listening and Spoken Language Skills.

  • Collaborative working

See Auditory Verbal UK’s policy on Co-working.

  • Literacy

Frances Clark and Louise Ashton from AVUK have developed a resource called Turning Pages Through the Ages: Engaging Children through Books about books to use at developmentally with activity and language ideas.

  • Theory of Mind

For further information, Hearing First has developed an information sheet all about Theory of Mind: What it is and how your child can develop it