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 and Youth Services Central West Region of Ontario
Did you know?
Did you know that 98% of babies pass a second hearing screening test after having received a referral as a result of an initial screening in the hospital at birth?
Read about Infant Hearing Screening