Auditory Verbal Therapy: Guide

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Auditory Verbal Therapy

This MESHGuide has been designed by the staff at Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK). The guide is designed to provide an overview of the landscape of paediatric deafness, a description of the Auditory Verbal (AV) approach and up-to-date domestic and international research on the spoken language outcomes of children with hearing loss attending AV therapy.  It also includes practical applications, case studies and relevant training opportunities for Teachers of the Deaf and other health and education professionals.  This guide is aimed at health professionals and researchers working with children with hearing loss, although some information may be relevant for families.

The content of this MESHGuide aims to increase awareness and understanding of the AV approach and to inform policy and practice in the UK.  Each reference is number coded within the MESHGuide and listed in References in that order.

The authors of this Guide will work to continually develop and improve its content and actively welcome comment from all readers on how improvements might be achieved.

In this guide we use the term ‘deaf’ to denote a hearing loss of 40 dBHL or greater.

This guide is one in a series of Deaf Education MESHGuides.