Review of 101 FAQs About Auditory Verbal Practice

As a big fan of the earlier edition (50 FAQs About Auditory Verbal Therapy), I was excited to read the latest update: 101 FAQs about Auditory Verbal Practice, edited by Warren Estabrooks M.Ed., Dip. Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT® .  

Born to Read

For decades, literacy has been the Achilles’ Heel of deaf education.  Historically, students with hearing loss educated using methods that did not focus on listening and spoken language have achieved abysmally low reading scores[1].  But our children with hearing loss are BORN TO READ!  How?  Well, even though their ears aren’t working, their brains are!Continue reading “Born to Read”

Sounds from Silence: Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear Story

I just finished reading Sounds from Silence: Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear Story written by Professor Graeme Clark, the inventor of the multichannel cochlear implant that today is the product made by Cochlear.  It was a fantastic read, and I was so drawn in that I stayed up all night to finish the book!