About the Author
Dr. K. Todd Houston is an Associate Professor in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron where he teaches courses related to aural habilitation/Auditory-Verbal Therapy, childhood language development and disorders, phonology, phonetics, and professional practices. His areas of research include spoken language acquisition in children with hearing loss, auditory and visual perception of spoken language, parent engagement in the intervention process, the parenting role of fathers for children with hearing loss, the use of social media, and telepractice/teleintervention as a service delivery model. Dr. Houston continues to write extensively on these topics and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and clinical white papers. As a passionate teacher and lecturer, Dr. Houston is also committed to preparing and mentoring professionals to serve children with hearing loss and their families, especially those who have chosen listening and spoken language as the desired outcomes.