Auditory-Verbal Therapy Format
We create a therapy plan based on the individual child’s hearing capability, stage of development, and the parent’s needs. The plan focuses on the following:
During the session the LSLS educates the parents so that they have the knowledge and skills to follow-through daily in their home environment. The LSLS provides the parents with a copy of the lesson plan, various articles related to child development, and other materials for home use. Structured activities as well as everyday situations are utilized to foster their child’s listening and language development.
A baseline evaluation is conducted upon enrollment to determine a child’s skills and needs. Completion of the program will be based on the child’s acquisition of age appropriate communication skills, which averages between 2-5 years. Some factors that can influence the length of treatment for a child are: the age at diagnosis, severity of hearing loss, developmental delays, and level of participation by parents.