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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 both education of the deaf and hard of hearing and in speech-language pathology. Her research focused on early vocal behaviors by children with hearing loss and on 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 is currently mentoring professionals across the United States who are working toward Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certification. She teaches online courses globally 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.
Helen lives with her husband Mike and their playful Lab mix Gina in Fort Worth, TX. Helen and Mike love to travel and Gina loves to run and chase balls.