Auditory-Verbal International is now integrated with AG Bell. AVI Certification will now be done by the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
If you are an Auditory-Verbal Certified Therapist, and are interested in joining the AVT-Cert discussion list, please contact me.
The greatest source of inspiration for me has been Life's Lessons. This was Phyllis Feibelman's Banquet Address for an Auditory-Verbal International conference in 1991. Phyllis is the editor of Our Kids Magazine, a magazine sent to members of AG Bell.
Spoken Language Development For Children With Hearing Impairment - Summary of the AVI Conference, March 1, 1997, New Providence, New Jersey
Language Progress with an Auditory-Verbal Approach for Young Children with Hearing Loss by Ellen Rhoades, published in International Pediatrics, 16 (1), 2000.Managing the Mainstream by Pamela Talbot M.Ed, CCC-SLP, C.E.D., AVT-Cert
www.laneyjane.com - An on-going look at a deaf child, a cochlear implant, and auditory-verbal therapy.
Kids who grew up with the Auditory Verbal Philosophy:
Language Stimulation Ideas - These ideas came from doing AV with my own son.
Language Development - Lots of ideas here for new things to do in therapy.
Hints and Tips from Parents and Therapists - an assortment of ideas from others, many from the AV-Circle listserv.
Save the AV Session: What to do when the session is falling apart and you want to save it from going down the drain - a little something that was inspired by a session at AVI's Conference in Baltimore in 2003. A number of Certified AVT's contributed to this document which was compiled and edited by Warren Estabrooks.
Auditory Verbal Training & Consulting - Ellen Rhoades will schedule an Auditory Verbal workshop for your group. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn how to implement the Auditory Verbal approach at your own location.
Sound-Object Associations - A free downloadable module courtesy of Listen Up! and Ellen A. Rhoades Ed.S., Cert. AVT.
Web Sites of Auditory Verbal Therapists & Clinics:
This Language List is from members of the AV-Circle to assist in building vocabulary and general knowledge.
The Ling Sounds
Outcome Survey of Auditory-Verbal Graduates: Study of Clinical Efficacy By Donald M. Goldberg and Carol Flexer - From the Oxford Auditory-Verbal Programme Site.
AV Interactive Discussion Forum - From the Oxford Auditory-Verbal Programme Site.
According to the Certification Council of AVI, one does not have to have to have certification to say they are providing Auditory-Verbal therapy; they just can not say they are certified and have gone through a credentials and examination process of verification. If you want to ensure that your provider has gone through the testing, ask them.
Auditory Verbal Therapy is being considered for recognition as a Clinical Specialty of ASHA and passed Stage I approval 5/97.
The Geoffrey Foundation - Assists in eliminating costs as a barrier for families who choose the auditory-verbal approach for children with hearing impairment.
The Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at University of South Carolina has established a specialized training program to provide extensive practica and additional coursework in Auditory-Verbal Therapy to their speech pathology master's students. Students who participate receive an internal certificate acknowledging their additional training in AVT and cochlear implant habilitation.
Parents often write asking for something they can use during their child's IEP to get their child's school district to pay for AV services. This info has been moved to Getting Your School to Provide the AV Approach.
If you know of something that should be listed here, please let me know!