Thursday, June 25, 2009


I had never heard of aural rehabilitation prior to our appointment last December. I think the proper term is "habilitation" as it is teaching the child to use the hearing he/she has rather than reteaching the child to use the hearing he/she has. Aural habilitation teaches the child to maximize and use the residual hearing to it's full capacity. It focuses upon sound detection, descrimination (similarities and differences between speech sounds), auditory comprehension. That is a very brief summary and I look forward to seeing if this additional therapy will be beneficial for Ryan!

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