Allison Haggerty, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Department or Service
- The Woodlands
Senior Speech Language Pathologist
Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist
|University of Texas at Dallas||masters||Master of Science in Communication Disorders||1996|
|The University Of Arkansas||bachelors||Bachelor of Science in Education||1994|
Allison firmly believes children with hearing loss have the right to grow up to be anything they want to be and do not have to be limited by the presence of a hearing loss.
Working with children with hearing loss and their families is truly an honor. This has been Allison’s area of focus as a speech-language pathologist for over a decade, and the families and children inspire her.
Families have choices as to how they want their child to communicate, using either spoken language or sign language. Allison believes families need to know about these choices so they can make the communication decision that works best for their child and family.
Allison is an advocate for beginning aural intervention early—in fact, the earlier the better—because the first year of life is all about learning to listen in order to reach that first-word milestone by the child’s first birthday. Without learning to listen, a child will have difficulty learning to verbally communicate.
Allison believes the parents are the most important person in their child’s care. Parents/caregivers are active participants in therapy that is focused on teaching them how to facilitate their child’s listening and talking through everyday activities.
Facilitating listening and talking in infants and young children with any degree of permanent, unilateral or bilateral hearing loss, using hearing technology (i.e., hearing aids, cochlear implants, BAHAs).
|A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing||Member|
|American Speech-Language Hearing Association||Member|