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New Technology Center Nurtures Speech, Language, Hearing Research


Posted by: Dr. Thomas Campbell, Ludwig A. Michael, MD, Callier Center Executive Director and Sara T Martineau Endowed Professor Technology is revealing new ways almost daily to help speech, language and hearing patients overcome major challenges. But the Callier Center and UT Dallas are ready to accelerate the pace. We’ve launched the Communications Technology Center [...]


Callier-Based Training Programs Continue to Top Surveys


Posted by: Emily Martinez, Communications Manager, Callier Center for Communication Disorders U.S. News and World Report issued its annual Best Graduate Schools edition recently, and UT Dallas was well represented. What’s more, the two highest-rated programs from UT Dallas are both based at Callier. The UT Dallas audiology and speech-language pathology programs, which were surveyed [...]


Communication Professionals Reach Out to Wider World


Posted by: Emily Martinez, Communications Manager - Callier Center for Communication Disorders One of the best things about working at Callier is seeing how many people are helped each day by dedicated speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Children’s and adults’ lives are changed forever by well-trained, committed communication professionals. But these patients are primarily Americans. What about all of [...]


Study to Test Whether Hearing Aids Can Help Prevent Falls


Posted by: Dr. Linda Thibodeau, Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the Callier Center for Communication Disorders UT Dallas Callier Center researchers are recruiting patients for a new study aimed at determining a connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls. The research project, a collaboration with the UNT Health [...]


Telepractice: Make Sure You Know the Rules First


Posted by: Dr. Thomas Campbell, Executive Director, and Donise Pearson, Director of Clinical Operations – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Telepractice has the potential to change the way we interact with a large number of our patients. But before speech-language pathologists or audiologists leap into this exciting new domain, they better know the [...]


Telepractice: How Do We Embrace Opportunities and Avoid Risks?


Posted by: Dr. Thomas Campbell, Executive Director, and Donise Pearson, Director of Clinical Operations – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Telepractice is changing the way speech-language pathologists, audiologists and patients define therapy. Many communication professionals are excited by the possibilities it offers. Patients without access to in-clinic care now may benefit from the [...]


New Cochlear Implant Partnership to Benefit Patients


Posted by:  Melissa Sweeney, Cochlear Implant Program Manager – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Cochlear implants change lives. Thousands of patients around the world can now hear, thanks to these amazing little devices. But the process of acquiring implants and then maintaining them can seem overwhelming to patients and families. It’s a multi-step [...]


Families Need Help Beyond Devices


Posted by:  Lisa Flores, AuD, Audiologist – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Hearing problems often take parents by surprise. When their child is diagnosed with a disorder, they aren’t sure where to turn next. Thanks to major advances in technology, audiologists now have a wide range of impressive tools to offer patients of [...]


Research Expanding to Meet Needs of Bilingual Students


Posted by: Dr. Raúl Rojas, Assistant Professor – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Bilingual language research is an emerging and vital new field of research, and I’m glad to say that Callier is helping to lead the way. As the number of English language learners (ELL) increases among our school-age population, we need [...]


Exploring Theory of Mind


Posted by:  Suzanne Bonifert, Head of Speech-Language Pathology – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Next month’s Bruton Conference at the Callier Center will focus on theory of mind (ToM), a complex concept that has grown increasingly relevant as researchers learn more about the neurological and environmental factors that contribute to ToM. Theory of [...]


Research Focuses on Development of Impulse Control in ADD


Posted by: Emily Martinez – Communications Manager – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is commonly diagnosed in today’s children and frequently controversial. Physicians and educators have argued for decades about how to identify a child who has the disorder and then, once recognized, how to offer help. But the [...]


New Hearing Devices Offer Better Sound, Quality of Life


Posted by: Jeffrey Martin, PhD, CCC/A – Interim Head of Audiology – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders Rapid advances in technology have led to impressive new tools for helping people overcome hearing challenges. Newly developed digital devices are smaller, lighter and more effective. If you suspect you may have a hearing deficit, consult [...]


Does My Child Need AAC? (Part 2)


Posted by: Melissa Cooprider, MS, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders In last week’s blog post, I talked a little about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Below are some useful tips to help you determine if AAC would help your family: AAC may be helpful to people who [...]


Explore Alternative Communication Methods (Part 1)


Posted by: Melissa Cooprider, MS, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders The acquisition of speech and language skills is a significant milestone in a child’s life. But some individuals are “functionally nonverbal” because they aren’t able to use spoken language in an age-appropriate manner to communicate with others. These people often [...]


Never Too Early to Encourage Communication


Posted by Molly Augustine, MS, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders New studies seem to be coming out all the time that remind us how important it is to encourage language and communication development from an early age. Language starts developing before a child even starts talking. Children [...]


Fun Ways to Learn


Posted by: Christina Gollis, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech Language Pathologist – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders You now have a fun new way to help your children learn the alphabet and develop their reading skills. Starfall.com is a free website that combines phonics with phonemic awareness through songs, games and online books. The “ABCs [...]