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The 'poetry' of parent-professional partnership

Posted by Pamela Aasen on July 28, 2016 12:07 AM

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I often wonder if the professionals that work with our children really know the impact they have on our lives.

I have two boys with bilateral cochlear implants. Within the cochlear implant world, I have been so fortunate to work with therapists, audiologists, social workers and doctors that have treated my children like their own. All these professionals played a role in guiding my husband and me on the...

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What do parents value most about their experience with auditory-verbal therapy and education?

Posted by Melanie Ribich on April 28, 2014 12:04 AM

I recently had the opportunity to read through 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Auditory-Verbal Practice edited by Warren Estabrooks. It was fascinating to me as a parent to read what professionals from around the world have to say on a wide variety of topics relating to Auditory-Verbal Practice.

One article that I found particularly interesting was the response to the question What do parents value...

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Do I need an AVT room in my house?

Posted by Melanie Ribich on March 7, 2014 12:03 AM with 1 comments

Two of the questions I used to ask myself were: do I need to set up a therapy room in my house? and, How often do I need to sit down and do therapy with my child?

Elizabeth Rosenzweig of Cochlear Implant Online wrote, “in Auditory-Verbal Therapy, parents come to center stage to play a key role in the show.”

As a mom, I realize that active parent involvement in...

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It will be okay

Posted by Melanie Ribich on January 27, 2014 12:01 AM

The Click ABR and Tone Burst test results correlate with a severe to profound degree of hearing loss in each ear. Auditory steady state responses were also evaluated and correlated well with the tone burst results. These results indicate that Noah will be unable to detect speech when the speaker is talking at an average level in a quiet room. Noah should return for the fitting of super power hearing aids for both...

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