Auditory verbal therapy FAQs We cannot afford your fees. Do you offer financial support? We believe that every family should be able to access AVT irrespective of their circumstances and so we subsidise all of our fees which have been frozen since 2009. It costs around £6,500 each year to teach a deaf child to listen and talk through our AVT programme. UK resident families pay a maximum of £4,500 per year dependent on income, with bursary funding available to cover up to 100% of the cost of sessions, dependent on circumstance. If you have concerns about meeting the costs of the programme, please visit our Joining the Programme page for more information on the ways in which we may be able to support you.