Helen M. Morrison, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT has over 40 years of experience as an educator of children with hearing loss, an audiologist, and Auditory-Verbal Therapist. Dr. Morrison earned her B.A. in deaf education at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, her M.S. in audiology at the U. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and her Ph.D. in speech communication at The University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in hospitals, schools, universities and in private practice. Prior to retirement in 2012, Dr. Morrison was an Associate Professor at Texas Christian University for 17 years, teaching courses and supervising students in education of the deaf/hard of hearing and speech-language pathology. She conducted research on early vocal behaviors by children with hearing loss as well as evidence-based practice patterns by Auditory-Verbal Therapists. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals including Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of the American Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, Journal of Educational Audiology, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, and The Volta Review.
Dr. Morrison currently mentors professionals who are working toward Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certification. She develops and teaches online courses in skill development for professionals who are looking for evidence-based strategies to increase children's listening and spoken language. She is a co-author of The Mentor's Guide to Auditory-Verbal Competencies (Years 1 - 3). Dr. Morrison was awarded the Dallas Business Journal Health Care Hero award in 2010 for her work in continuing education for professionals in evidence-based strategies for listening and spoken language development.
Cheryl Carithers is currently an English instructor and assistant director of a university writing center in Fort Worth, Texas, She completed her undergraduate degrees in English and history at Tarleton State University, shortly followed by a M.A. in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition. Ms. Carithers has held a teaching position at Dallas Baptist University, Howard Payne University, and Angelo State University. In addition to teaching, she has worked in publishing as both copyeditor and editor; she continues to do freelance editing in addition to her work as an instructor and professional writing consultant.
Rik Hall retired from full time work at the University of New Brunswick in 2005. Rick now divides his time between his grandchildren, his sailing, his ongoing work with eBook development and his pursuit of Magic. Rik was the Manager of the Instructional Technology within the Integrated Technology Services at the University of New Brunswick for seven years. His background includes 18 years as a classroom teacher and 19 years in educational technology. He has been actively involved in eLearning as a designer, trainer and instructor since 1995. Rik was honoured by the Instructional Telecommunications Council in Austin, Texas as the Outstanding Canadian Distance Educator of 1999. RIk chaired and ran the first conference in the world dedicated to Teaching and Learning on the Web. The NAWeb Conference series ran for 10 years. Rik has a Masters of Arts in Administration and Curriculum design from Gonzaga University. When Rik isn't formatting books for authors, he likes to spend time with his best friend of 43 years, Linda. Together they have two children, seven grandchildren, a cat, and a sailboat called Mystery.
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Nearly 25 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist have given Dr. Munoz insight into the profession from the perspective of a student, a clinician, a researcher, a clinical supervisor, and an instructor. Her commitment to engage in and teach evidence-based practice led her to two questions: How do clinicians find the time and resources needed for EBP? Where do clinicians go to learn how to implement specific treatments? Not finding good answers to either questions, she came up with one... Recipe SLP, the SLP's source for affordable guides to the science and practice behind clinical procedures for managing communication impairments across the lifespan.
Dr. Munoz is currently an associate professor in Fort Worth, TX. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin as a participant in the Multicultural Leadership Training Program, after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona. Dr. Munoz has clinical experience working with adults and children with impairments in speech, language, and cognition. She teaches and provides clinical supervision in the area of acquired neurologically-based disorders of language and cognition in adults, particularly individuals who are Spanish speaking or bilingual. Additionally, she teach courses related to the management of communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse individuals across the lifespan and a course in counseling individuals with communication impairments and their families. She conducts research in aphasia in bilingual and Spanish speakers, as well as pedagogy in communication sciences and disorders. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals including Aphasiology, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and Brain and Language.