14037 Park Cove Dr, Broomfield, CO 80020-9398  - (303) 465-2687 - joanna@listeningforlife.com
Welcome to Listening for Life, Inc.
where children with hearing impairments can learn to listen too!!

   "How will I communicate with my child?"
                          "How will my child communicate?"
"How will I find a program that will prepare my child academically and socially?"

This website is designed for parents of children with hearing impairments, to better understand the practice of Auditory-Verbal Therapy. It will provide an introduction to AVT and it's principles. It will guide you through the wonders of AVT and the possibilities for your child as he/she develops into a healthy, happy hearing adult.

You will find information about what AVT is, who is involved in the AVT process, how AVT can help your child and what you can do at home to facilitate language learning. Keep a contact page to log information you receive when speaking with various individuals, (ENT, Audiologist, Physician, Speech Pathologist, etc.)

This website is meant to be an introduction to AVT for parents and professionals. Over the course of your child's therapy there will be a world of questions you may have. I am available to answer questions you and your family may have. I have also compiled a list of web sites you may find helpful to look at. Any time you are interested in learning more about AVT or need a few extra home therapy activities you may find these sites beneficial!

I hope you find the provided information to be helpful. Auditory-verbal therapy is a powerful approach and can make a world of difference to your child's future. What you will also find is that AVT will make a world full of difference in how your family presently functions from day-to-day. This approach is very intense and requires involved and dedicated families for it to be successful. In order for AVT to work for your child it is up to you, as parents and caregivers, to be a strong advocate for him/her. It is essential that your child receive consistent audiological management, appropriate ad consistent therapy, and adequate support in all environments with the expectation for your child to listen.

Congratulations on making the tremendous first steps toward providing your child with the necessary tools to build a successful future!