When starting therapy at AVUK, an Auditory Verbal therapist will carry out an initial assessment which will give families an indication of their child’s spoken language ability in comparison to their chronological age. Our aim is to accelerate spoken language development so we can close the gap as much as possible between a child’s spoken language age and their chronological age.

Every certified Auditory Verbal therapist is trained to monitor a child’s current level of ability in listening, cognition, play, spoken language and sensory-motor development. The aim is to enable each area to develop in synchrony. Any areas that may not be developing as fast as others can be targeted specifically within sessions and at home or school. Sometimes, if needed, the therapist will refer families on to other specialists such as audiologists, occupational therapists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service or educational therapists if further investigation or support is required.