Online Parent Education & Auditory-Verbal Therapy

for families of babies and young children with hearing loss.

Welcome to AVT Direct

Congratulations on identifying hearing loss in your baby as early as you have! Now that she is fitted with hearing devices (hearing aids and/ or cochlear implants), it is important that she learns to listen.

AVT Direct’s 43-part video lessons, guide and support you over 12-14 months, on how to instil listening in your child, one week at a time, from home. Once listening, your child will pay attention, engage in play that involves spoken communication and begin to talk in order to communicate.

Each video outlines your targets for the week and demonstrates how you may follow-up on these targets with real-life examples, toys, books and games.

Shefali takes you into her therapy sessions in every video lesson so that you observe first-hand how she works on identical targets with children similar in age, to yours.

Why you should subscribe

  • Access effective Auditory-Verbal Therapy at locations where services are not available
  • Supplement your existing therapy service
  • Facilitate age-appropriate development for your child
  • Receive affordable, high-quality nurturance
  • Conserve your energy, time and money while supporting your child from home
  • Receive on-going guidance and support from an LSLS Cert. AVT professional
  • Choose a service without the constraints of your location
  • Monitor your child’s hearing aids, on request
  • Request remote MAPping based on behavioural responses for your cochlear implanted child
  • AVT Direct respects your choices. You may discontinue services at any time as there is no auto-renewal

Does online therapy really work?

Absolutely! AVT Direct is a robust service which offers 

  • A step-by-step programme that develops skills in Audition, Language, Cognition, Speech and Communication in your child following developmental milestones in children with typical hearing
  • Affordable care to facilitate age-appropriate development in your child with hearing loss
  • Easy to fill in forms at the end of every module to help monitor progress
  • Access to the services of an LSLS Cert. AVT professional
  • Ongoing access to your therapist by appointment

Sneak Peek

Understanding AVT

Your Child begins to talk!

Your child loves to read!

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Meet your therapist

Shefali Shah believes in the rights of families to choose. Shefali brings to AVT Direct the diversity of her practice in the UK and India, through her work in early intervention at Sound Steps with over 100 families. 

Shefali is an LSLS Cert. AVT professional mentored by Warren Estabrooks. Warren Estabrooks continues to be Shefali’s professional guide. 

Shefali knows that caregivers nurtured with knowledge and skills are formidable. Shefali is committed to sharing the richness of her training in Australia, Canada, the USA and the Netherlands with families across borders.

Shefali is committed to personalised care and will be your therapist through your time at AVT Direct.

Our Wall Of Love

In Conversation with Brett Lee
The Value of Auditory-Verbal Therapy
Thriving at University
The World of Music

Why AVT Direct has been created

AVT Direct is Shefali Shah’s initiative to address the numerous requests from families across the country for her help. Shefali is convinced that a robust Auditory-Verbal Therapy practice is one in which knowledge and skills can be seamlessly transferred to caregivers.

Families who have subscribed to AVT Direct are very appreciative of this support as they observe their child make steady progress!

Choose

Standard

Subscribe from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan , Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand , Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Subscribe from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, European Union, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America 

  • 4 Video Lessons Per Month 
  • Lesson Plan with each Video
  • Feedback Forms
  • Questionaires
  • Video Submissions

No auto renewal

Premium Add-on

Subscribe from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan , Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand , Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Subscribe from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, European Union, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America 

  • This feature is optional
  • Video call with Shefali Shah by appointment
  • Duration of appointment: 45 minutes-1 hour

No auto renewal

or

Basic

Subscribe from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan , Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand , Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Subscribe from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, European Union, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America 

  • Video Lessons Only

No auto renewal

FAQs: AVT Direct answers your questions

Shefali understands that personal contact is very nurturing especially in the early days. She will be in touch with you via Zoom calls (by appointment through the Premium-Add-on feature) and over the telephone as frequently as she believes that you have need of her support.

AVT Direct’s service is designed to allow you to proceed based on your child’s readiness for new vocabulary, concepts and targets.

You will receive periodic prompts through the system that reassure you of the progress that you and your child are making.

Shefali’s feedback on your video submissions will also provide you with the insight you need to keep progressing purposefully.

Timely submissions of videos as requested through AVT Direct’s service allows Shefali to closely monitor your child’s progress. You will receive a detailed analysis from her on each video you submit.

At your request, an appointment via Zoom may be set up to help provide you with additional personalised care. These appointments are given for a duration of approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

AVT Direct has been designed incorporating the milestones in the development of infants and young children with typical hearing. For as long as your baby’s progresses at the pace recommended through each week’s follow-up, her pace of learning is within age-appropriate norms. AVT Direct will inform you of this timely progress periodically through prompts and on-going discussion with your therapist.