Dr. Carl Asp using Verbotonal body movements to develop 
         listening skills and spoken language.

Welcome to Verbotonal.  So, what is Verbotonal? It‘s an auditory-based strategy that maximizes the listening skills of children and adults with hearing impairment and possibly other communications disorders, while simultaneously developing intelligible spoken language through binaural listening.  Originally developed by Professor Petar Guberina of Zagreb University for teaching normal hearing people to speak before reading a foreign language, it has been more popularly used in Europe.  However, Dr. Carl W. Asp, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) has developed both academic and research programs for its applications through the acquisition of a Federal grant since 1967. 

The goal of this Web site is to lay out the Verbotonal principles in a way that can be easily understandable to parents, teachers, and professionals who are involved in helping those with communication disorders.  Since its inception, these principles have been used worldwide. The Web site is also designed to update what is happening with the Verbotonal in the United States and other countries in the world, to become a vehicle to connect those people who use the applications, and to exchange new ideas to help each other.