Auditory Verbal Therapy and American Sign Language Instruction
Two communication development options are offered to parents of children with a permanent hearing loss who are eligible for services provided through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Provincial Infant Hearing Program:
Auditory Verbal Therapy
Auditory Verbal Therapy focuses on using the child's available hearing to develop listening and speaking skills.
American Sign Language Instruction
American Sign Language instruction focuses on helping the child learn sign language as his or her first language.
A referral is required to access this service:
- Children 0 – 6 years with permanent hearing impairment
- Must live in Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Central West Region of Ontario
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