“Our partnership with UT Dallas is highly valued by teachers, administrators and parents alike, and it has made a tremendous difference in the lives of the children that we serve together.” — Blanca Rojo, principal of Obadiah Knight Elementary School, DISD
“I am humbled by the outpouring of generosity from Callier Cares champions who care deeply about ensuring that children and adults in need receive the ability to hear and speak.” — Libby Hunt, Inaugural Callier Cares Luncheon Chairman
“Through our partnership with Callier, ChandlerSpeaks is a financial bridge to help children like Chandler receive the ability to communicate and connect.” — Bryce Moen, ChandlerSpeaks Founder and President
“I want to help kids get cochlear implants, develop social skills and have better self-esteem, so they can reach their potential academically and socially.” — Beth Anis MS’91
“We want to shine a light on early intervention for children with autism. Our hope is that we can make an impact through Callier’s autism program and encourage other folks to do the same.” — Mrs. Rosemarie and Dr. Maynard Ewton Jr.
As a master clinician, how do you advance Callier’s three-part mission? TREATMENT I provide speech-language therapy and feeding therapy to infants and children. In 2005, I started Supportive Treatment of Eating in Preschoolers (STEPS), a small group program for children ages 2 to 5 with feeding disorders and their parents. Under my supervision, graduate students…
How did you become interested in audiology? My uncle has a severe hearing loss. He wears a hearing aid and a cochlear implant. Also, my grandfather fought in World War II and as a result, wore hearing aids for many years. So, I grew up around family with hearing loss, but I didn’t realize it…
How did you become interested in research that combines speech, language and music? I was a guitar kid growing up in Seoul, South Korea. In college, I played in a rock band while majoring in biology. As my passion for music grew, I decided to work in the music industry. I got a job at…
Dr. Kenneth Altshuler, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 91, and his wife, Ruth, provided the inspiration and initial gift to start the Callier Care Fund, which is used to assist patients who experience financial barriers to accessing needed speech and hearing services.
Dr. Lisa Goffman, the Nelle C. Johnston Chair in Communication Disorders in Children, is pursuing answers that could lead to earlier diagnosis and enhanced treatment of developmental language disorder, which affects approximately 7% of 5-year-old children.