- Adapted by the principles originally developed by Doreen Pollack, 1970

- Adopted by AGBell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, July 2007

PRINCIPLES OF LSLS

AUDITORY-VERBAL THERAPY

  1. Promote early diagnosis of hearing loss and immediate audiological management and auditory-verbal therapy.

  2. Recommend use of appropriate state of the art hearing technology to obtain maximum benefits.

  3. Guide parents to use hearing as the primary sense to help their child develop listening and spoken language.

  4. Guide parents to become their child's primary facilitators of listening and spoken language development.

  5. Guide parents to create optimal environments that support spoken language throughout daily activities.

  6. Support parents to integrate listening and spoken language into all aspects of child's life.

  7. Support parents to integrate listening and spoken language into all aspects of child's life.

  8. Use natural developmental patterns of audition, speech, language, cognition, and communication.

  9. Administer ongoing formal and informal diagnostic assessments to develop treatment plans, monitor progress, and evaluate the effectiveness of  the plans for the child and family.

  10. Promote education in mainstream settings with children who have typical hearing

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