Audio-Verbal Therapy: Helping young children and their families without hearing
Mitchell and Karchmer, 2004 are 95% of the children who have heard the hearing and the trend indicates that many parents choose the verbal language as the main means of communication with the child who is hearing. In some states, for instance, in North Carolina, 85% of parents choose a verbal language for their deaf child (Alberg, Wilson and Roush, 2006), especially when they know that verbal language is an effective solution to their child. These parents, as a rule, tend to adopt such approach as hearing and verbal speech, such as audio-verbal therapy without the visual communication initiation system.
In spite of the use of timely detection and use of advanced drinking technologies, even children who are too severe or completely overlooked can achieve the ability to hear and follow interventional approaches focused on achieving a typical stage of development, speech, language, cognition and speaking competence. Parental selection of the type of communication is based on the long-term outcome of the child. After making this decision, the professionals who are engaged in early intervention and stabilization should support the choice of parents and provide the necessary assistance and intervention to ensure that the child is able to achieve these results at the maximum possible dose.
Definition of audio-verbal therapy
“Audio-Verbal Therapy facilitates the optimal use of spoken language in deaf and hearing impaired newborns, infants and young children; Audio-Verbal Therapy promotes early diagnosis, provides one-to-one therapy and advanced auditory management and technologies. Parents and educators are actively involved in therapy. Through guidance, instruction, and demonstration, parents become key coordinators in developing the verbal language of their children. In the end, parents and educators are convinced that their child will have access to full training, social and professional spectrum. “(AG Bell Academy, 2012).
The Academy supported some of the principles of audio-verbal therapy, which implies early diagnosis of hearing impaired in newborn and younger children, with immediate immediate auditory management and audio-verbal therapy; Suitable for immediate adjustment and use of modern earpieces to achieve maximum results of hearing stimulation; Parents’ training and training to become active contributors to the basic supporters of their children in the use of hearing and verbal language; To use natural perceptions of speech perception, speech, language perception and communication; They usually get educated at school with their peers.