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