Plural Publishing announced a new textbook, Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Science, Research, and Practice, that they say is “highly relevant to today’s community of practitioners of Auditory-Verbal Therapy (LSLS Cert. AVT), and to those who are working towards LSLS Cert. AVT certification.” Plural Publishing says the book can also be a resource for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, administrators, psychologists, cochlear implant surgeons, primary care physicians, social workers, and other allied health and education professionals. Although written primarily for practitioners, it will be “a welcome resource for parents, family members, and other caregivers who love children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and for whom the desired outcomes are listening, spoken language, and literacy.”

Book Details

Title: Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Science, Research, and Practice | Editors: Warren Estabrooks, Helen McCaffrey Morrison, and Karen MacIver-Lux | Published: 4/29/2020 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-174-2 |

About the Editors

Warren Estabrooks, MEd, Dip Ed Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT, is President and CEO of WE Listen International Professional Consulting, a global consulting company in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He and his consulting team provide professional education, training, and development in auditory-verbal therapy for practitioners who work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families around the world. Formerly he was Director of the Auditory Learning Centre of the Learning to Listen Foundation at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Estabrooks was a Founding Director of Auditory-Verbal International and a Founding Director of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. He is the honored patron of the Warren Estabrooks Centre of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Soundsteps of Mumbai and London, and the Warren Estabrooks Speakers’ Series of SoundIntuition, Toronto. He is a Canadian of Distinction, recipient of many professional and humanitarian awards. 

Helen McCaffrey Morrison, PhD, CCC/A (Retired), LSLS Cert. AVT, is an educator, audiologist, and auditory-verbal therapist. As an Associate Professor at Texas Christian University she taught future educators and speech-language pathologists and published research in both early speech development and auditory-verbal practice patterns. Following retirement, she founded Listening-Speaking-Learning, mentoring professionals and teaching global online courses. Helen served in the AG Bell Academy as a member of the Certification Committee and the Mentoring Committee. Helen is a co-author of the Mentor’s Guide to Auditory-Verbal Competencies. She received the Health Care Hero Award, Research and Academic Division from the Dallas Business Journal

Karen MacIver-Lux, MA, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, LSLS Cert AVT, is President and CEO of SoundIntuition, a company that provides continuing education opportunities, training, and consulting for professionals who work with children who have communication disorders. She is also director of MacIver-Lux Auditory Learning Services in Toronto, and a consultant of WE Listen International, Inc. Formerly, she was coordinator of clinical services at the Learning to Listen Foundation, of which she is a graduate. She has had a cochlear implant since 2009 after which she received auditory skills training. Maclver-Lux was director of the Board of Auditory-Verbal International Inc, and was honored by Maclean’s magazine as one of the top 100 young Canadians.

Source: Plural Publishing

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