University of Edinburgh

Introduction to Auditory Verbal/Play & 101 activities for babies

Presented on Friday, 4th December 2015


This day course explored the whats, hows and whys of working with babies through audition. Alongside an introduction to Auditory Verbal Therapy, there was discussion on what to do on the very first session with a family, the stages in building a listening brain in a young baby and how to guide and coach parents through the crucial first 18 months. Also, there were opportunities to get ‘hands on’ through toy and workshop sessions and observation of AV therapy in action on videos.

Delegates should have gone away equipped to plan and deliver sessions to young babies, focussing on audition.

"A wealth of information on auditory development and children's capabilities that I didn't know."

"Lots of interesting videos demonstrating many principles, which my own profession would use routinely."

Target Audience

Teachers of the Deaf, Educational Psychologists, Speech & Language Therapists, and parents.


Rosie Quayle (nee Richardson), Clinical Lead Auditory Verbal Therapist from Auditory VerbalUK


10.30 am
Listening in babies - what should we expect, when?
Using AV Strategies to coach parents

1.15 pm
Setting the play level - 101 toys and activities

2.15 pm
Putting it all together - what could a session look like?

3.30 pm
Course Evaluation and close