Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) is a parent-centred approach to enabling children with deafness to learn to talk by listening with digital hearing-devices from infancy, where possible.
The UK had 14 certified AVT therapists (in 2013), and on April 27th (2013) a free 2-hour information session on AVT was held in Belfast for parents of deaf children aged under 5. Registration was needed (details below):
Typically, more than 80% of deaf children are verbal, at/beyond peer spoken-language level and ready to attend mainstream schools after three years of parent-focused AVT at home.
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