2020 GSK IMPACT Awards: Auditory Verbal UK

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  • Posted:Monday 30 November 2020

There are around 7,200 UK deaf children under five and more than half leave primary school without reaching expected standards in reading, writing or mathematics. Auditory Verbal UK is the only charity in the UK delivering a specialist auditory verbal therapy programme to families of deaf children helping them to listen, talk and thrive at school.

'This is a unique charity helping children who are deaf to learn to speak and listen. Auditory Verbal UK has shown impressive early results, with the children who go through its programme performing as well as pupils without hearing difficulties. It is also helping to train and develop Auditory Verbal specialists, building capacity around the country to fill the crucial gap in early-years support.'

GSK IMPACT Awards judging panel