Friday, August 10, 2012

Auditory Verbal Therapy: Part 4

Auditory Verbal Therapy: Part IV

Principle IV
Guide and coach parents to become the primary facilitators of their child's listening and spoken language development through active, consistent participation in individualized Auditory-Verbal therapy.

Auditory Verbal Therapy is a big commitment for the whole family.  Most therapists I know have a serious discussion with the parents before they start therapy in order to make sure that they know it will require lots of time and effort. Still, most parents I've met are happy to be involved and learn more.  They feel validated to know that lots of the things they are doing at home already (reading books, singing songs, telling stories) are providing necessary foundations for their child's learning.  They just need to be taught some strategies and skills to use along with those activities that can help strengthen specific skills such as: listening, articulation, auditory memory, sequencing, categorizing, and many more.

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