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 and Youth 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 and Youth Services Central West Region of Ontario
Did you know?
Did you know that the three smallest bones in the human body are the ear ossicles and are found in the middle ear? All three bones are needed to transmit sounds from the air to the auditory portion of the inner ear (cochlea).
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