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  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Michael Douglas , MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

    Michael is a speech-language pathologist and a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. He received his BA in speech-language pathology in 1994 and an MA in 1996 from the University of North Texas. He received his certification in auditory-verbal therapy in 2002. Since then he has focused his career on teaching children with hearing loss to listen and speak in various settings including early childhood programs, schools, hospitals, private practice, and cochlear implant centers. He is the recipient of the Cochlear Americas Clinical Fellow Award, the Helen Bebee Scholarship and was a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s “Health Care Hero” for his work on reducing the gap in services between identification of hearing loss and intervention. Michael served as the Director of the Speech Clinic and Director of Intervention Services at the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, TX from 2005-2012. There he managed the speech-language pathology clinic, an auditory-oral preschool and the family services department. While in Houston, Michael and his team found themselves working diligently to provide effective services for a very large population of children with significant hearing loss whose families did not speak English. For this reason, he developed his interest and passion for teaching, lecturing and writing about the various ways children with hearing loss who needed to learn more than one language could be successful. Michael has contributed to several peer review publications on this issue and has been an adjunct instructor at The University of Houston from 2010-2012. Currently, he mentors aspiring Cert. AVTs, lectures worldwide and is the Principal of the Mama Lere Hearing School in the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee.

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