As Auditory Verbal Therapists, our job is not to evaluate or judge parents, but rather to guide and coach. How can we best offer feedback that validates families’ effectiveness at helping their children grow?
The Global Issues accelerate session featured three mini-presentations around the theme of global issues in auditory verbal practice. Continue reading
Are you a parent considering Auditory Verbal Therapy for your child? Are you a professional considering pursing Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certification? Are you a speech-language pathologist with deaf children on your caseload? Are you a teacher of the deaf looking to brush up on your spoken language strategies? This webinar is for YOU!
Are you a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) candidate planning to sit for the exam this summer? Join a virtual study session to sharpen your skills and prepare for success!
Psychologist Lev Vygotsky is credited with identifying the concept of the “Zone of Proximal Development.” This “ZPD” is the area between what a learner can do without help and what a learner can do with help — that is, it’s the zone where growth and learning really happen. Zone of Proximal Development sounds impressive, but for me, I like to think of it as the “Just Right Challenge.”
One of my favorite parts of my job is the fact that I get to spend time with so many amazing, interesting, terrific families of children with hearing loss. Thanks to teletherapy, “my” families now come not only from around my city, but also from around the world. Each one brings their own unique perspective to the table. As a therapist, how can I best meet their needs?
Cheryl L. Dickson, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVT, Auditory-Verbal Consultancy
Helen M. Morrison, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
Mary Boucher Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Listen and Learn Auditory-Verbal Communication Center, Inc.