“When we ask families what their goal is for their child, virtually every family around the world says: “I want my child to go to school with their siblings, and to grow up to be whatever they want to be.” That is possible when children can learn to listen and talk.”
This article from Volta Voices, the magazine of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell), describes how the auditory-verbal approach allows children with hearing loss to have the same experiences as their peers with normal hearing.
By Jane Madell, PhD, CCC A/SLP, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT
To read the full article: Opinion: The Impact of Listening and Spoken Language