Update on Friday 20th March 2020

Guidance for families and professionals using our services

We are very grateful to everyone who has contacted us and continues to provide support to AVUK in these unprecedented times.  We have continued to monitor official advice and the safety of our staff and of all those who use our services has been paramount.

On Monday 16th March, our staff began working at home and are continuing to deliver our services through online platforms. Our centres in Bermondsey and Bicester are closed and will remain closed until further notice.

We have been delivering on-line sessions to families on our programme and those who are training in Auditory Verbal practice via a range of online platforms, including SKYPE, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Like many of our counterparts around the world, we have been delivering family sessions and professional training via telepractice for a number of years and our team has experience in delivering our services in this way. We will also work with families to find other ways to keep in touch.

We will be in touch with our families shortly about appointments for next term which begins after Easter.

If you are not currently on the programme but would like to find out more about Auditory Verbal therapy , please do get in touch with us by calling 01869 325000 or completing the form on our website here: https://www.avuk.org/forms/family-enquiry. We are able to offer initial appointments through SKYPE or other online platforms.  

Please keep an eye on this page and our family Facebook page for further updates.


Update on Thursday 19th March 2020

Loud Shirt Day will be postponed until 23rd October 2020

We have taken the decision to postpone our Loud Shirt Day due to take place on 5 June 2020, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and the significant challenges that schools, business and individuals will be facing in unprecedented times.  Our focus for the coming weeks and months at Auditory Verbal UK will be on supporting the families of deaf children on our programme and the health and education professionals that we work with, through our telepractice services.

The date of Loud Shirt Day 2020 will therefore be October 23rd and it will coincide with the event hosted by our Australian and New Zealand counterparts. On that day, we hope that you will wear your brightest clothes and get LOUD across the world to give more deaf children the opportunity to learn to listen and talk. We have updated Loud Shirt Day website, so please do check this out. We wanted to thank you for registering your interest for this year’s event and we very much hope that you’re able to still support us on 23rd October 2020. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, and thank you for your understanding. 


Update on Monday 16th March 2020

Postponed – evening for parents on 25th March 2020 

It is with much regret that we are postponing the event for parents scheduled for 25th March 2020 in London. The health and well-being of our staff and all those who use our services or attend our events is of paramount importance. 

In light of the increase in coronavirus cases and given that we work with a number of families with compromised immune systems and health conditions, we have taken the decision to ask families not to travel where possible and as of today, we are also delivering our services via telepractice.

We will be back in touch as soon as we’ve been able to rearrange the event and very much hope that you will be able to join us on a future date. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, and thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


Update on Friday 13th March 2020

Updated Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for our families and visitors to AVUK 

Auditory Verbal UK continues to actively respond to government advice regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its fast-moving developments.

The health and well-being of our staff and all those who use our services is of paramount importance. Over the last two weeks, we have put in place additional and precautionary measures in our centres and for our staff.

In light of the increase in cases and given that we work with a number of families with compromised immune systems and health conditions, we have taken the decision as an organisation to offer the majority of our regular therapy sessions online via Skype for an initial period of 14 days. This will take effect from Monday 16th March 2020. We will be contacting families individually to arrange Skype sessions. We will continue to review this position.

We have created this webpage with current information for our families - please familiarise yourself with this information as it will be updated frequently and please continue to adhere to all official government advice with regard to COVID-19.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Government & NHS advice on COVID-19