Families Programme for families Parent support Parental participation, guidance and coaching are core principles of Auditory Verbal therapy. Our parent training programme is designed to enable parents to become the primary facilitators of their child’s listening and spoken language development. Most parents find that Auditory Verbal therapy is a journey which raises questions along the way, and can find it helpful to have access to additional support. At AVUK, the following support is available for those on the programme: Information and advice about internal and external bursary options to support access to the programme at AVUK, including information on the Education, Health and Care Plan process. Our parent ambassadors are parents who have children who are either on the programme at AVUK or who have graduated. Parent ambassadors are happy to share their experiences with families who would like to find out about Auditory Verbal therapy. Access to a private online parent group, where parents share experiences, ask for advice and celebrate achievements together. Parent workshops take place 2-3 times a year. Past workshops have included meeting graduate parents, understanding the sensory integration needs of a child, grandparent support and tips on integrating listening and spoken language opportunities through play. If you have any questions or are in need of support please contact our Family Support Officer Beth at Beth.Cardwell@avuk.org or call 020 7394 4353. Beth will also be able to connect you with a number of our parent ambassadors who have been through similar experiences.