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Auditory Verbal UK

Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK) works with severely and profoundly deaf babies and young children. We teach them to listen and speak and help them to develop the lifelong communication and social skills they will need to participate fully in the hearing world. Since 2003, the charity has supported over 1,000 children through its transformational Auditory Verbal Therapy programme and we work with families from across the UK.

Website: http://www.avuk.org/

"AVUK have held our hand and shown us that it isn’t scary at all. It is exciting!!!"

Start your Sunday by reading the inspirational (and emotional!) story of Jo and Andrew's son, Sam.

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The story of our son, Sam - Auditory Verbal UK
http://www.avuk.org
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'Tell your CCG that children need good audiology services - is yours good enough?' #choice

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Are you doing your Christmas shopping online this year? If you do it via Give as you Live AVUK will receive a percentage of every purchase you make, without costing you an extra penny!
It's available for all the biggest retailers such as Amazon, Boots, John Lewis and Asos, to name a few! Click here to sign up:

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Support Auditory Verbal UK just by shopping online with Give as you Live
https://www.giveasyoulive.com
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Read Zack & Dylan's story and donate to give other #deaf kids the same opportunities as them http://www.avuk.org/stories/zack-dylans-story/

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We have one space remaining for the 2016 London Marathon! Minimum sponsorship £3,000. Fancy the challenge? Get in touch with the fundraising team today - fundraising@avuk.org

If you'd like to know what it's really like to run the London Marathon read John's story >>

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Running the London Marathon 2015 for AVUK! - Auditory Verbal UK
http://www.avuk.org
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Today is #GivingTuesday. Please help create sound futures for deaf children by donating just £10 from your mobile. Text AVUK15 £10 to 70070. Remember to Gift Aid your donation to add an extra 25% at no extra cost to you! http://www.avuk.org/give-avuk-givingtuesday/

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Our Young Ambassador James collecting his Core Assets Group Children's Achievement Award at the #CYPnowAwards!

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We're very excited to share the news that AVUK graduate Lauren (aged 9) is starring in the hit CBBC show Rockets Island CBBC!

You can watch it on the CBBC channel on Mondays at 4.30pm, or catch up on iPlayer.

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AVUK graduate starring in hit CBBC show - Auditory Verbal UK
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A fantastic parent group workshop yesterday with Whole Child Therapy at our London centre. Thanks to everyone who came, and we hope you found it useful. Special thank you to Nerys at Whole Child Therapy!

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Fancy yourself as the next Paula Radcliffe or Mo Farah?
Why not take part in the London Marathon 2016 on behalf of AVUK! Follow this link for more info

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Run: London Marathon - Auditory Verbal UK
http://www.avuk.org
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Our fantastic young ambassador James Curtis has been featured in the Ham&High with comedian David Baddiel after recieving the Highly Commended Young Person of the Year award at the Shine a Light awards!

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David Baddiel presents deaf West Hampstead teen with national award
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk
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We're looking to make improvements to our website and would like to know what works well for our families and for hearing impairment professionals.
If you have 10 minutes to spare, please fill in this form. We'd really value your honest feedback!

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Help design the new website
http://docs.google.com
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Our wonderful Chair of Trustees Claire Campbell was interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford yesterday alongside her daughter, AVUK graduate Alice.

Alice was born with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) and has bilateral cochlear implants. She now speaks beautifully and is thriving in mainstream school.

Listen to the interview with Alice and Claire here (at around 7min25secs):

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Guy Fawkes, deaf communication & the fired apprentice, Kat Orman - BBC Radio Oxford
http://www.bbc.co.uk
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"It was a fortuitous conversation at the AG Bell conference in 2014 that first sparked this addition to my trip..."
Rosie, our Clinical Lead, continues to share her experiences of Australia. This time from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind children.

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Getting envious of the technology....visit to The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) - Auditory Verbal UK
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AV therapists Louise & Frances getting ready for #Halloween this weekend by practising #trickortreat in miniature!

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Calling all parents... The Communication Trust Charity (of which we are a member organisation) are working with the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit and the UWE Bristol to explore the involvement of children and young people with speech and language communication needs and their families in decisions about their support and services. They are inviting parents to take part in an online survey - if you are interested in taking part, please click on the link:

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TCT_Parent Survey
https://www.snapsurveys.com
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Our Clinical Lead Rosie is now currently at The Shepherd Centre as part of her research trip with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust UK.

See their blog post written about our CEO Anita following her trip to their fantastic centre

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Visit from our UK friend, Anita Grover - CEO, Auditory Verbal UK
https://www.shepherdcentre.org.au
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When teaching children new words try to keep the key word at the end of the phrase. #hearingloss #hearingimpaired

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AVUK graduate Alice has a profound hearing loss, but that hasn't stopped her from becoming a high achiever in school

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AVUK graduate becomes school head girl - Auditory Verbal UK
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