Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2018, 110 doi:10.1093/deafed/enx044 Advance Access publication September 27, 2017 Book Review BOOK REVIEW Auditory Verbal Therapy: For young children with hearing loss and their families...by Estabrooks et al. Estabrooks, W., MacIver-Lux, K., Rhoades, E. A. (2016). Auditory-Verbal Therapy For Young Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families, and the Practitioners Who Guide Them (1st edition). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. Hardback. 602 pages. $79.95. For families who desire a spoken language outcome for their approach. The substantial proportion of text on topics related to child who is deaf/hard of hearing, it is insufﬁcient to simply auditory access are reinforced by descriptions of milestones of immerse children in a listening and speaking environment. auditory, speech, and language development. Instead, great intentionality in interactions to support listening In addition to the anticipated chapters on strategies that and spoken language development are promoted through ongo- promote listening, speaking, and cognition, readers will ﬁnd ing collaborative relationships between caregivers and profes- one chapter dedicated to the important practice of caregiver sionals who facilitate development. Herein, lies the foundation coaching. Early career practitioners will likely appreciate the behind auditory verbal practice. chapter on auditory verbal therapy in action, where authors Auditory Verbal Therapy: For Young Children with Hearing Loss present a framework for session planning. Case studies and and Their Families, and the Practitioners Who Guide Them, is a com- exemplar session plans provide a rich reference for university prehensive guide that families and practitioners who support faculty as well. Further chapters address the relationship of auditory verbal practice to special topics including: learners young learners will ﬁnd useful. While this is not a comprehen- sive guide to serving all D/deaf learners, it is a critically impor- with complex hearing status or diagnoses, inclusion, profes- tant resource for those who intend to support a child learning sional partnerships, and emergent literacy. listening and spoken language—with 17 chapters spanning Perhaps one of the most valuable chapters is the last one— from the history and overview of how contemporary auditory Family Journeys in Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Stories from Twelve verbal practice came to be, to the critical and foundational Countries. Parents who chose auditory verbal services when importance of brain development. Mirroring the collaboration their children were young describe their personal journeys, that is so necessary to promote best and most effective prac- offering hope, and encouragement while representing diverse tices in the ﬁeld of deaf education, this text provides evidence international perspectives. The varied regional, cultural, socio- of professional collaboration, even in authorship, with nearly 30 economic circumstances, and child age, ability, and hearing sta- contributors representing a range of diversity in personal and tus, validate the universal application of this approach to those professional experience. who choose it. Authors strike the right balance of theoretical and academic This text is rich with citations that provide the opportunity evidence, actionable targets, and clear descriptions of the key for the reader to dig deeper, while it provides a palatable foray into auditory-verbal practices. Parents, students, early career principles of auditory verbal practice making it a useful study guide for scholars and practitioners pursuing their Listening professionals, accomplished practitioners who value current and Spoken Language Specialist Certiﬁcation. It also serves as evidence-based practice, and those educators and therapists an excellent reference guide for those with a diverse caseload of who may not yet have knowledge and skills to serve children deaf/hh children and clients. who are deaf/hard of hearing learning to listen and talk, along The text begins with the 2005 transfer from Auditory-Verbal with those seeking a comprehensive resource for children who International to the AG Bell Academy, the organization cur- utilize technology to learn to listen and talk will ﬁnd value in rently responsible for certiﬁcation of practitioners, including this book which spans the history, the how and the why of the certiﬁed Auditory-Verbal Therapists and Educators. The chapter auditory verbal approach. on the history of auditory verbal therapy further describes the origins of contemporary professional practice. Jenna Voss Four chapters focus on audiology and auditory technology, Fontbonne University which provide requisite access to sound for learners within this © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/jdsde/article-abstract/23/1/110/4259026 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 16 March 2018
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