What are the benefits of Auditory Verbal therapy? Children who receive Auditory Verbal therapy are more likely to develop the speech and language skills that enable them to have an equal start at school to their hearing peers. The best communication outcomes for deaf children- whether spoken or signed or a combination of both- are associated with early diagnosis and early enrolment in effective Early Intervention programmes. without such intervention, deaf children are at greater risk of leaving primary school without developing the expected standard of reading, writing, and mathematics, compared to their hearing peers. Deaf children struggle to catch up from their lower starting point through secondary school and beyond. Auditory Verbal therapy's emphasis on audition allows children to develop clear speech as they self-monitor their own production through listening. As a child develops spoken language through listening, their reading skills also develop too, because reading is an auditory skill. You can read more about the evidence base for Auditory Verbal therapy here.