Do you have a student on your caseload with hearing loss that utilizes a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid? Do you need some information on listening and spoken language (LSL) strategies to use when targeting speech, language, and listening goals with this population? This resource contains one-page handouts for 17 different auditory verbal therapy (AVT) strategies (some are general language strategies and some are more specific to children with hearing loss) that are great to further the knowledge in this area for professionals, as well as to provide to parents and teachers! Each handout contains an overview of the strategy, more detailed explanation of how to use the strategy, an example, and a place to jot down some notes. The handouts are written without jargon, so that people outside of the profession of speech pathology and/or audiology are able to understand them.
Also included is a checklist of all the strategies. This is useful to have for each student/client, so you can keep track of which strategies you've taught to parents and caregivers.
With this resource, you'll feel more confident in working with your own children or the students on your caseload with hearing loss, because you'll have effective ideas on how to help them make progress!
Acoustic Highlighting (2 page handout), Auditory Attention, Auditory Bombardment, Auditory Closure, Auditory Feedback Loop, Auditory First, Auditory Sandwich, Check for Understanding, Expectant Look, Field of Choices, Incidental Learning, Language-Rich Environment, Limit Questions, Parentese, Positioning, Sabotage, and Wait Time.
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