Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science Education


Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders


Bowers, Lisa

Committee Member/Reader

Glade, Rachel


Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT) is an intervention approach that is structured around caregiver involvement. While this model emphasizes the need for interventions to occur throughout the week within activities of daily living, many families have different dynamics and are drifting away from the “standard” two-parent structure. This study aims to explore the different family structures and dynamics of children who are receiving AVT services. Findings demonstrated that AVT does not seem to interfere with participation in extracurricular activities, it may be beneficial for families to have different people in the family taking the child to therapy and facilitating therapy at home, and extended family living close may be beneficial to the family and their involvement with Auditory Verbal Therapy.


Children, diagnosed hearing loss, spoken language