An approach that teaches a child to use his/her remaining hearing through amplification and the use of speechreading/natural gestures/visual cues to aid the child’s understanding of language.
The use of any form of sign language communication is not encouraged.
The child develops internal language through early, consistent listening experiences and developmentally appropriate therapy, which includes speech- reading and the use of hearing technology.
Spoken and written English.
Early, consistent and appropriate use of hearing technology (hearing aids, cochlear implant(s), FM system) is important with this approach.
Requires ongoing auditory management.
Equal Voice for Deaf Children (EVDC)
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