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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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My clinic piano as a teaching moment ... for me

Posted by Marshal Chasin on March 14, 2014 12:03 AM

I have long known about the research of Dr. Brian Moore, specifically about his work with dead regions in the cochlea.  I have even purchased and used the TENS test to determine whether or not a region was healthy  enough to receive amplified sound.  “Cochlear dead regions” is a phrase that refers to a very significant amount of damage to the inner hair cells in the cochlea such that amplification...

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Common Myths about AVT (part 1 of series)

Posted by Karen MacIver-Lux on March 12, 2014 12:03 AM

I once attended a conference of audiologists and while waiting for the shuttle bus to take me back to the hotel, an audiologist approached me to ask how I was enjoying the conference. After we had exchanged introductions and information about our practices, she asked a number of questions that we have decided to share in a series of blogs in the hope that we can dispel some of...

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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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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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