A Conversation with Ellen Thomas!
Ellen Thomas is a senior speech-language pathologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist at the University of Michigan where she provides direct intervention to children with hearing loss using an auditory-verbal approach. She is a part of the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program. Ellen has published articles in Otology & Neurotology and has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally related to the development of listening and spoken language in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Since its beginning in 2004, Ellen has worked on the outreach grant Sound Support throughout the state of Michigan to bridge the medical and educational needs of children with hearing loss.
In addition to her work at the University of Michigan, Ellen is the co-director of and an instructor for the Institute for Cochlear Implant Training’s Auditory-Verbal Practice Course. Ellen received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She completed her certification in Auditory-Verbal Therapy in 2000. Ellen has had the privilege of serving on the Michigan EHDI board and the A.G. Bell Academy board. She is passionate about helping children learn to listen and talk so that hearing loss does not drive their choices in life.
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