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The auditory-verbal approach emphasizes six important
steps for developing each child's maximum potential in communication:
1) Early identification of hearing loss.
2) Early fitting of appropriate amplification; i.e.
hearing aids or cochlear implant.
3) Emphasis on "learning to listen." A child who is
hearing impaired will not develop the ability to listen without continuous
repetition and reinforcement.
4) Regular therapy sessions with certified
5) Mainstreaming in education. The child who is hearing
impaired attends classes with children who have normal hearing.
6) Total family participation in the learning process.