CLASP AVT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Background Information
CLASP Auditory Verbal Therapy Center was established in July 2000 to provide quality individualized therapy for hearing-impaired children and their parents. The center also serves as a training center in the Philippines to teach therapists the philosophy of the Auditory -Verbal Therapy (AVT) method and train them in the specific skills necessary to bring profoundly hearing-impaired children to intelligible speech and language.

Since its conception, the therapists were mentored by Cheryl Dickson, Cert. AVT who was then based in Manila until 2001. In the year 2002, correspondence with Ms. Dickson, now based in Sydney, continued. Throughout this time, CLASP therapists have all been using auditory-verbal therapy as a method of habilitation. Last September 2003, two of CLASP's therapists, Leah Carmel M. Labrador and Rachel Claire M. Reyes, successfully passed the certification exam given by Auditory Verbal International (AVI), thus making them certified auditory verbal therapists. With this development, CLASP will now be able to train other therapists in the method of AVT.

OBJECTIVES of the Mentorship Program
To promote the use of AVT in the habilitation of hearing-impaired children;

To train professionals in the use of AVT as a method of habilitation of hearing-impaired children.

GENERAL COURSE CONTENT / AREAS OF CONCERN
Principles of AVT
Hierarchy of Listening Skills
Auditory Curriculum
Audiological Management as it relates to AVT
Cochlear Implant Technology
Speech Acoustics and Audition
Importance of Active Parent Participation in AVT
Assessment and Evaluation protocol
Normal Development of Speech Patterns
Language Development
Normal Patterns of Behavior and Social Skills of Children
Professional Ethics and Behavior

PROGRAM DURATION
The AVT course will run for three and a half months. Classes will run for a total of 42 hours AV study. Class schedules will be discussed upon enrollment.

CLASS SIZE
For optimum learning, class size will be limited to 8 participants per course offering.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE
The CLASP AV Center is equipped with a professional library containing well chosen references for the study of AVT. These references however are for "room use" only.

INQUIRIES:
If you have any queries regarding the program,
please do not hesitate to contact us at the CLASP AVT Center.

You may direct your queries to:
Paul William Jacinto, CSP-PASP
Officer-in-Charge for Marketing and Training

CLASP AVT Center
Unit 516 Quadrillion Mansion
N. Domingo cor. M. Paterno Streets
San Juan, Metro Manila
Telefax: (632) 727-4864
Email:
clasp_avt@yahoo.com


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