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Why audiologists should care about the ten principles of LSLS Auditory-Verbal Therapy

Posted by Stacey Lim on November 11, 2014 12:11 AM

As an individual who has been a recipient of auditory-verbal therapy, I consider myself fortunate to have had an excellent paediatric audiologist who provided my parents – and me – with knowledge about hearing loss, hearing technology, and how to develop spoken language skills. As I’ve joined the audiology profession, I have reflected on the guiding principles of auditory-verbal practice and what role audiologists can play as they serve...

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Literacy and Auditory-verbal practice

Posted by Stacey Lim on March 21, 2014 12:03 AM

Literacy is the ability to use printed and written information to function in society to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.
-National Assessment of Adult Literacy

When I was in high school, I read a statistic that the national reading average for adults who were deaf was a fourth grade reading level. To me, that was a shocking and sobering statistic.  This statistic...

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Importance of Relationship between Audiologists and AVTs

Posted by Stacey Lim on March 5, 2014 12:03 AM with 3 comments

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.

-John Donne

Although it goes without saying that an auditory-verbal therapist (AVT) and the family are integral components of a child’s spoken language development, the Audiologist also plays an important role.  Audiologists fulfill the auditory needs of the child by providing ongoing audiological assessments, ensuring the use of...

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