Auditory verbal therapy FAQs How effective is AVT for children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)? Auditory verbal therapy is especially useful for children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) as it equips you with the tools you need to be able to check your child’s listening at home whenever you feel your child’s hearing levels have changed. This enables you to make adjustments to your input and environment and these techniques can be used in the home as well as by staff in nursery or school. With the changeable nature of ANSD, it is really important that as much information is gathered as possible so that you can make a decision and a plan about how best to manage your child’s hearing impairment as soon as possible. For children with ANSD we offer a diagnostic period for three months to look specifically at what your child is hearing day to day and what they can functionally do with their listening and we train you as the parent/carer to be the best observer of your child so that you can confidently judge when he or she is or isn’t hearing you and how well he or she is hearing you. We have a large number of children on our caseload with ANSD who are showing, with the appropriate amplification, that they have the ability to learn to listen and talk. For further information, see https://alicesears.com – a blog written for parents of children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD). Alice graduated from Auditory VerbalUK in 2013 with age-appropriate language.