Today, children who receive cochlear implants before the age of one year old can learn their family’s first language and to communicate with an ease via hearing with cochlear implants and speaking. Rachel, the founder of this website, and her sister, Jessica, were raised with the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach. While the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach is indeed a very successful method of teaching deaf children to learn to hear and speak, there are also who used the Auditory-Verbal Education approach and also learned to hear and speak successfully.
Sources of Funding: No deaf children should be denied a chance at listening, speaking, and a quality education just because of her family’s inability to pay for these service. Look at the list of funding to help support the needs of deaf children.
Listening and Spoken Language Resources
The following resources are written by Elizabeth Boschini MS CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist working exclusively with children with hearing loss and their families. Elizabeth is pursuing certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. Information presented is general in nature. For assistance specific to your/your child’s case, please consult your listening and spoken language professional.
General Information on Listening and Spoken Language Techniques
Cognition and Play
Resources for Culturally Deaf Parents Raising Deaf Children:
These resources have been written by a Deaf parent of a deaf child.