Useful Addresses and Web Links
We have gathered together a list of helpful addresses and web sites that may be of further interest to you. If you have a web site and would like to exchange reciprocal links with the Auditory VerbalUK web site, please email email@example.com.
Advanced Bionics Europe.
76 rue de Battenheim
Tel: +33 (0)3 89 65 98 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 89 65 50 05
A.G.Bell Association for the Deaf
'Advocating independence through listening and talking'.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(AG Bell) is a lifelong resource, support network, and advocate for listening,
learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications,
outreach, training, scholarships and financial aid, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken
language and hearing technology. Headquartered in Washington DC, with chapters
located in the United States and Canada and a network of international affiliates,
AG Bell's global presence provides its members and the public with the support they
need-close to home. With over a century of service, AG Bell supports its mission:
Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!
3417 Volta Place,
N.W.Washington, DC 20007-2778
Fax: + (202) 337 8270
Tel: + (202) 337 8767
Auditory-Verbal Learning Institute (AVLI)
The Auditory-Verbal Learning Institute (AVLI) produces CD ROM-based
courseware, videos, Family Kits, and other products that teach
Auditory-Verbal Therapy best practices. Using AVLI distance-learning tools,
therapists and educators can master Auditory-Verbal techniques and earn
education credits toward AV Certification. Families can use AVLI products
to enhance the therapy's effectiveness at home.
The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
'Promoting excellence in deaf education'.
BATOD is the sole professional association for Teachers of the Deaf in the
UK. The Association organises CPD courses and national and regional meetings
to provide relevant up-to-date information and to disseminate good practice.
BATOD produces a magazine five times per year and a refereed Journal
(Deafness and Education International) three times per year. Strong links
are maintained between BATOD and Government and voluntary agencies,
especially the RNID and NDCS, to contribute to policy development in this
field and to represent the interests of deaf children and their teachers.
Paul Simpson, BATOD Secretary
175 Dashwood Avenue
The British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG)
CHEAR (Children's Hearing Evaluation and Amplification Resource)
Chear offers full, independent evaluation of children's hearing and hearing aid fittings.
Full information on the testing and results is given in a report so that parents can be part
of the decision-making for their child. No medical referral is necessary for an appointment.
The price for an appointment is £150 or less.
30 Fowlmere Road
Herts SG8 6QS
Voicemail/fax 01763 243546
Director: Rose Johnson
The Speech, Language and Hearing Centre
1-5 Christopher Place
London NW1 1JF
Tel: 020 7383 3834
Fax 020 7383 3099
Cochlear Europe Ltd.
22-24 Worple Road
London SW19 4DD
Telephone: 44 (0)20 8879 4900
Fax: 44 (0)20 8946 9066
Helpline: 44 (0) 7000 262 453
Cochlear Implanted Children's Support Group (North)
11 Wearside Drive
Tel: 0191 386 1112
Cochlear Implanted Children's Support Group (South)
4 Ranelagh Avenue
Tel: 0181 876 8605
The Communication Trust
The Communication Trust believe that speech, language and communication skills are the most important skills that every child needs to succeed in life. The purpose of the Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.
Contact a Family
209-211 City Road
Freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555 (10-4 Mon-Fri)
Tel: 020 7608 8700
Fax: 020 7608 8701
Deafness Research UK
Interesting medical research site.
DELTA (Deaf Education through Listening and Talking)
Director: Wendy Barnes
The Con Powell Centre
3 Swan Court
Tel 0845 1081437
Fax 01733 569322
The EAR Foundation
A not-for-profit agency with the goal of enriching the lives of
the hearing and balance impaired through public awareness
and continuing medical education.
Educational Audiology Association
An international organization of Audiologists and related professionals
who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children,
particularly those in educational settings
(Registered Charity Number 293835)
The Elizabeth Foundation delivers a range of early interventions,
pre-school and family services from its regional family centres
and via its home learning programme. We believe that it is the right
of every deaf child to be given the opportunity to learn and talk.
Chief Executive: Shirley Metherell
Southwick, Hill Road
Main Office tel: 023 9237 2735
Independent Panel for Special Education Advice
Helps you write a statement of special educational needs.
A huge library for researching any question relating to hearing impairment.
If your child has experienced meningitis and you are struggling to cope with its impact, we are here to help. We offer a wide range of support services including financial grants to fund aftercare such as auditory verbal therapy.
We also provide free counselling, home visits and a
24-hour helpline - 0800 028 18 28
Bath Road, Stroud
NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
Natural Communication, Inc.
This is THE AV parents' section - wonderful stories, wonderful resources
Canton, OH 44708
NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society)
15 Dufferin Street
Tel: 020 7490 8656 (v/t)
Fax: 020 7251 5020
Information and Helpline: 020 7250 0123 (v/t)
RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)
2 White Hart Yard
Tel: 020 7378 1200
RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf people)
'Changing the world for deaf and hard of hearing people'.
18-23 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8SL
Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000
Fax: 0207 7296 8199
SENSE (National Association for Deaf-Blind and Rubella Handicapped)
311 Gray’s Inn Road
Tel: 0171 278 1005
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