Reading books aloud immerses infants with digital hearing devices in words and sentences, with this early exposure giving many strong spelling and grammar skills for life. Ten books per day is typical when infants have auditory-verbal teaching, hence the topic of this chat.
Second #AVTchat session
On November 4th, 2015, Sound Advice hosted the second #AVTchat session to explore the link between reading skills and auditory-verbal therapy.
— Caroline Carswell (@soundadvice_pro) November 6, 2015
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Think about it – your child and their peers are growing up with email, texting, digital tools, captioned TV, DVDs and online video clips. Early literacy gives lifelong skills for living and working in a digital world, notably if realtime captions are used in learning environments.
Videos from the US show valedictorians who’re deaf, making graduation speeches – with younger children winning spelling bees at regional and state level. Literacy in the digital-hearing age is close to hearing peer-level, thanks to parents working with their children at home to pre-teach new topics with relevant vocabulary for the mainstream curriculum.
Is there a topic you’d like to see in #AVTchat? Get in touch and we’ll follow up.