Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. Strategic Planning Summary of Findings: Internet Survey

As part of its strategic planning process, in February, 2004, AVI fielded an Internet-based survey to the membership. AVI web site visitors were also invited to participate. The survey was administered by Stern Consulting International and Amherst H. Wilder Foundation with qualitative analysis is by Alisa Jenkins, Springboard Business Strategies.

  • There were 206 individual respondents.
  • 97% of those reporting say they are AVI members, representing a 24% response rate from the total association membership.

  • 78% of respondents are from the U.S.
  • 12.4% are Canadian.
  • 9.6% are dispersed internationally.
  • There are no respondents from Africa.

  • Nearly 40% of those reporting are Certified AVTs.
  • Nearly 30% are seeking or considering seeking AVT certification.
  • Almost 22% are parents or family members of a child with a hearing impairment.
  • 5% are individuals with a hearing impairment.

  • 89% of those reporting are also members of AG Bell.
  • 61% are members of ASHA.
  • 24% are members of AAA.
  • 15% are members of SHHH.
  • 58% are members of other hearing health related associations.

This summary provides both quantitative and qualitative findings based on the Internet survey. In interpreting this report, it is important to recognize that all data have come from self-selected respondents. The data reflects the thoughts of those who participated and cannot necessarily be projected to other individuals or groups.

I. Quantitative Data

The following graphs show the numbers of survey respondents giving a 1 or 2 ranking (on a 1 ? 5 scale with 1 being extremely important) to activities that AVI may be involved in to help advance the practice of Auditory-Verbal Therapy.

II. Qualitative Data: Responses Aggregated Across Questions

The following graph shows the volume of aggregated comments received in response to the survey’s three open-ended questions. Each bar represents the total number of comments each topic received. Please note: most respondents commented on multiple topics.

III. Qualitative Data: Responses by Question

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