The 10 principles of Auditory-Verbal Therapy
1) Promote early diagnosis of hearing loss in newborns, infants, toddlers, and young children, followed by immediate audiological management and Auditory-Verbal Therapy.
2) Recommend immediate assessment and use of appropriate, state-of-the-art hearing technology to obtain maximum benefits of auditory stimulation.
3) Guide and coach parents to help their child use hearing as the primary sensory modality in developing listening and spoken language.
4) Guide and coach parents to become the primary facilitators of their child's listening and spoken language development through active consistent participation in individualised Auditory-Verbal therapy.
5) Guide and coach parents to create environments that support listening for the acquisition of spoken language throughout the child's daily activities.
6) Guide and coach parents to help their child integrate listening and spoken language into all aspects of the child's life.
7) Guide and coach parents to use natural developmental patterns of audition, speech, language, cognition, and communication.
8) Guide and coach parents to help their child self-monitor spoken language through listening.
9) Administer ongoing formal and informal diagnostic assessments to develop individualised Auditory-Verbal treatment plans, to monitor progress and to evaluate the effectiveness of the plans for the child and family.
10) Promote education in regular schools with peers who have typical hearing and with appropriate services from early childhood onwards.