Our impact News Ireland and Northern Ireland get new qualified Auditory Verbal Therapist Rosie Gardner is the UK and Ireland’s latest certified Auditory Verbal Therapist after completing our training programme and passing her exam. Rosie passed her four hour exam in late March after three and a half years’ of hard work. The mother-of-four now hopes to encourage others to train as Auditory Verbal Therapists. She said of passing her exam: “It felt absolutely amazing!! When I saw that I had passed the four hour exam, I was so excited! I rushed out of the building to find my husband who has been such a wonderful support to me. He was waiting anxiously, knowing how much it mattered to me to pass. I couldn't wait to let the world know. “I have worked very hard over these past three and a half years, first of all in my practice with families and then these last three months in studying for the very tough exam. I am so delighted that now on the island of Ireland, north and south, there is a qualified AVT but this is just the beginning.... I know others will follow me and I want to encourage and inspire as many as I can. Encouraging others to embark on the training, she added: “My advice is to go for it - it is fabulous training, so well thought out. My only regret is that I didn't do it years ago... “Don't hesitate at all, go for it! You will be given all the support you need.” Find out more about Rosie's background here.