Held at our London centre these one-day “tasters” are a combination of Auditory Verbal theory and practical workshops. They cover a range of topics including an introduction to Auditory Verbal therapy, how to support hearing-impaired children in mainstream school, how to facilitate social and emotional development in hearing-impaired children, and how to work with deaf babies under 18 months.

Absolutely essential for all professionals working with families with young hearing-impaired babies. 

These courses are held at our London centre. They start with coffee and registration at 9.30am and finish with Q&A and feedback at 4.00pm.


The courses are a mixture of taught components and very practical workshops. Where appropriate, our courses have been accredited by the AG Bell Academy.

It was excellent, informative and has changed my practice.  I’d highly recommend it – and it’s fun too.

Our most popular courses include:

Developing listening in deaf babies from birth to 12 months (AG Bell accredited)

Together we explore all our roles in establishing what a child can hear through his/her technology and in securing an optimal fit. We also review early baby development and discuss how this impacts the goals and activities we select.  Throughout, we consider the parent journey and how we can best coach and equip parents to develop their baby’s listening brain.

Accelerating the speech development of children with hearing loss from birth to 5 years (AG Bell accredited)

A practical course reviewing typical speech development, the effects of hearing impairment on speech development and how to accelerate or remediate it using an auditory approach, through play. 

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? – Facilitating social & emotional development in children with hearing loss

This course looks at how theory of mind underpins social and emotional development, the interplay of language, theory of mind and play, practical ideas for assessment and goal setting and intervention.

Supporting children with hearing loss in mainstream education

Held annually, this course is designed to give delegates practical suggestions to equip children to succeed in mainstream education. Areas covered include the benefits and limitations of hearing technology, how to use a range of strategies to facilitate the child’s communication, how to accurately observe the child you are supporting and understanding children’s behaviour.

Click here to see our upcoming courses or contact us for more information. Email courses@avuk.org or call 01869 325000


Funding options

As a charity, we are often able to provide bursaries for individuals to attend courses or to deliver training in specific topics at your place of work. So please do get in touch by emailing courses@avuk.org if you would like more information on how we can help.