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What is AVT and Why It May Be Important for Your Child

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

AVT is a specialized therapy approach specifically designed for young children with hearing impairment. The philosophy of the approach lies in utilizing hearing as the primary mode of stimulation to teach the child speech and language. It also believes in facilitating a holistic development of the child and integrating them into the society.

Auditory verbal therapy (AVT) is a specialized therapy given to children with hearing impairment. In order for the child to hear, the child is fitted with a hearing aid or a cochlear implant. When a child has hearing loss, the auditory system is not stimulated. This also means that, the part of the brain that processes sound is not stimulated. When this happens, the parts of the brain that are surrounding the auditory area of the brain take over the auditory area. This is known as cortical reorganization.