Auditory Verbal Approach
CHF professionals help hearing-impaired children learn to speak and listen with the auditory-verbal approach, a method that CHF introduced to Taiwan and made applicable for Mandarin speakers.
What is the Auditory-Verbal Approach?
The auditory-verbal approach is a logical teaching method. It aims to guide hearing-impaired children to use their residual hearing capacity with appropriate hearing aids or cochlear implants. This allows them to learn to speak through listening. This approach also guides parents or main caregivers to help hearing-impaired children develop listening and verbal communication skills through auditory verbal stimulation in their daily life. The objective of the approach is to enable hearing-impaired children to communicate with the rest of society without limitations. Ultimately they can achieve their full potential and live independently in the future.
Characteristics of Auditory-Verbal Approach
- Effective audiological management
- Emphasis on using hearing
- Using speech sounds as the major hearing stimulation
- Individualized one-to-one diagnostic sessions
- Stressing deep involvement of parents/main caregivers
- Teaching young children according to their natural developmental stages
- Collaboration among a team of professionals
CHF Auditory-verbal Specialists
At CHF, auditory-verbal sessions are conducted with a group of professional specialists. All of them have bachelor’s degrees or above with academic backgrounds in hearing and speech, education for the hearing-impaired, children’s education, nursing, psychology, language education, children’s welfare, or rehabilitation. These specialists receive more than 6 months of intensive training including theoretic courses and internships in real auditory-verbal sessions. Training is designed on the basis of international standards as well as local conditions and cultural characteristics. After passing a rigorous qualification exam and starting their practice, CHF auditory-verbal specialists continuously receive professional supervision and on-the-job training.