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CSNY’s speech-language treatment plans andgoalsaredeveloped and implemented based upon your child’s needs. Our certified and licensed speech and language pathologists provide individual & group therapy at our office or if arranged at the child’s natural communication environment (i.e home, school, daycare). Parental/Caregiver involvement is essential for a child’s communication success.

Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to observe therapy sessions and participate in the learning process. Treatment services are available for the following areas of concern:

• Articulation/Phonological Disorders
• Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pragmatic Disorders
• Hearing Impaired/Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation
• Cognitive Communication
• Auditory Processing
• Fluency Disorders/Stuttering
• Feeding and Myofunctional (Tongue Thrust) Disorders
• Oral-Motor Disorders
• Language, Learning, Literacy Disorders
• Voice Disorders
• Augmentative Communication

Auditory-Verbal Therapy is a specialized type of therapy designed to teach a child to use the hearing provided by a hearing aid or a cochlear implant for understanding speech and learning how to talk. The child is taught to develop hearing as an active sense so that listening becomes automatic and the child seeks out sounds in life. Hearing and active listening become an integral part of communication, recreation, socialization, education, and work.

  • The philosophy of Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) is for children to grow up in a typical learning environment, enabling them to become independent, participating, and contributing citizens in the mainstream society.

  • AVT is a parent/caregiver centered approach that encourages the use of naturalistic conversation and the use of spoken language to communicate.

  • AVT is an approach that emphasizes the use of residual hearing to help children learn to listen, process verbal language, and to speak.

  • AVT Maximizes the use of the child's aided residual hearing for the detection of sound.

  • The earliest possible identification of hearing loss with immediate fitting with amplification, as well as Prompt intervention helps to reduce the extent of language delays commonly associated with hearing impairment.

  • AVT is based on teaching parents/caregivers, during their child's individual therapy sessions to emphasize residual hearing and interact with their child using the auditory-verbal approach.

  • AVT encourages interaction and mainstreaming children from the beginning with normal-hearing peers.

  • Participation in playgroups, library story hours, and attendance in community schools can provide children highly motivating natural language models.

  • AVT teaches the child to develop self-monitoring skills.

  • The child learns to listen to his/her own voice as well as to others during natural conversations thereby promoting natural voice quality.

  • AVT follows a logical and critical set of guiding principles. The parent, therapist, and child engage in play activities that teach the child to use his or her amplified residual hearing to learn auditory-verbal communication like normal hearing peers.

Who Provides Auditory-VerbalTherapy?

A Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist® is a professional who, by virtue of academic and clinical training and appropriate certification, is uniquely qualified to provide Auditory-Verbal Therapy. She/he typically has a Master’s degree in Audiology, Speech Pathology, and/or Deaf Education. Requirements to become a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist® include: 80 additional hours of coursework in the Auditory-Verbal approach; a full-time Auditory-Verbal practice for at least 3 years where at least one year is supervised by an Auditory-Verbal mentor;and successful completion of the Auditory- Verbal Certification Exam which is administered by Auditory-Verbal International.



PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.

Our PROMPT-trained speech-language pathologists help to manually guide articulators (jaw, face and mouth) to show the child how a speech sound, sounds in words or words in sentences are produced. The clinician uses his/her hands to cue and stimulate articulatory movement, and at the same time helps the child eliminate any unnecessary movements.

PROMPT addresses cognitive, social, pragmatic, behavioral, sensory-motor and physical domains, using the child's strengths to maximize his/her potential for communication.



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