Children with Hearing Loss:
Early Intervention in Support of
Listening & Spoken Language
Learn about the primary approach that supports the development of listening and spoken communication in children who use hearing technologies
Today, children with hearing loss are acquiring listening and spoken language outcomes that rival their hearing peers.
We continue to see these results because of universal newborn hearing screening, early diagnosis and fitting of hearing technology, and timely early intervention from well-trained professionals.
Auditory-Verbal Therapy is the primary approach that supports listening and spoken language outcomes for children with hearing loss.
This presentation will describe the use of Auditory-Verbal Therapy to support the learning and communication of young children with hearing loss.
What you are going to learn
Viewers will be able to
- Identify the incidence and prevalence of hearing loss in children
- List current trends affecting the identification of children with hearing loss and enrollment in early intervention
- Define Auditory-Verbal Therapy through the 10 principles of practice
K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Speech-Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist