A program emphasizing auditory skills. Teaches a
child to develop listening skills through one-on-one therapy
that focuses attention on use of remaining hearing (with the
aid of amplification). Since this method strives to make the
most of a child's listening abilities, no manual communication
is used and the child is discouraged from relying on visual cues,
including speech reading. The main goal of this unisensory approach
is to develop speech, primarily through the use of aided hearing
alone, and communication skills necessary for integration into
the hearing community.
To develop speech, primarily through the use of aided hearing alone, and communication
skills necessary for integration into the hearing community.
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (receptive)
Child learns to speak through the early, consistent and successful use of a
personal amplification system (hearing aids, cochlear implant, FM system).
Spoken and written English.
Early, consistent and successful use of amplification (hearing aids, cochlear
implant, FM system) is critical to this approach.
Since the family is primarily responsible for the child’s language development,
parents are expected to incorporate on-going training into the child’s
daily routine and play activities. They must provide a language-rich environment,
make hearing a meaningful part of all the child’s experiences and ensure
full-time use of amplification.
Parents need to be highly involved with child’s teacher and/or therapists
(speech, auditory-verbal, etc.) in order to learn training methods and carry
them over to the home environment.
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