Auditory-Verbal Practice (PDF)
1. To detect hearing impairment as early as
possible through screening programs, ideally in the newborn nursery and
2. To pursue prompt and vigorous medical and
audiologic management, including selection, modification, and maintenance of
appropriate hearing aids, cochlear implants or other sensory aids.
3. To guide, counsel, and support parents and
caregivers as the primary models for spoken language through listening and
to help them understand the impact of deafness and impaired hearing on the
4. To help children integrate listening into
their development of communication and social skills.
5. To support children's auditory-verbal
development through one-to-one teaching.
6. To help children monitor their own voices
and the voices of others in order to enhance the intelligibility of their
7. To use developmental patterns of
listening, language, speech, and cognition to stimulate natural
8. To continually assess and evaluate
children's development in the above areas and, through diagnostic
intervention, modify the program when needed.
9. To provide support services to facilitate
children's educational and social inclusion in regular education classes.
From The Auditory-Verbal Position