Linda Daniel is a Board Certified, Licensed Audiologist, Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. Specializing in the treatment of severe-profound hearing loss, she has been teaching children and adults to hear and speak since 1974. She evaluates patients seeking cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants for the Dallas Ear Institute and provides speech and language therapy, aural rehabilitation, and educational support services to individuals with hearing aids and implanted hearing technologies. Her academic training includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Iowa, a Master of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Denver and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The internationally renowned Doreen Pollack M.S., M.A. and Marion Ernst, M.S., M.A.–forerunners for the Acoupedic Approach and Auditory-Verbal Practice–mentored Linda. She continues to use their groundbreaking practices in her work.
As Chair of the Education Committee at the Dallas Hearing Foundation and Aural Rehabilitation Consultant for the Dallas Ear Institute, Linda conducts evaluations and coordinates recommendations with the physicians and audiologists. She oversees all patients in her practice and enjoys mentoring university interns and practicing professionals. Prior to founding HEAR In Dallas, Linda was director of the TALK Center for Hearing Impaired Children in Dallas. She was in private practice in Denver, Colorado, before moving to Texas in 1988. Linda served as Chair of the Examination Development Committee on the Certification Council of Auditory-Verbal International to establish high standards for certifying Auditory-Verbal Therapists. Her special interests include sensory processing disorders, parent education, the impact of hearing loss and communication disorders on siblings. In addition to working in her private practice, Linda conducts workshops and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences including the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf.
Publications: Invited Chapters and Articles
- Daniel, L. and Ritter, K. (2012). What is the role of the AV practitioner with children who have multiple challenges and their families? In Estabrooks, W. (Ed.) 101 Frequently Asked Questions about Auditory-Verbal Practice: Promoting Listening and Spoken Language for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Their Families. A. G. Bell, Publ.
- Daniel, L. (2012). What is child directed speech and how does it apply to auditory-verbal therapy and education? In Estabrooks, W. (Ed.) 101 Frequently Asked Questions about Auditory-Verbal Practice: Promoting Listening and Spoken Language for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Their Families. A. G. Bell, Publ.
- Daniel, L. (2012). What is acoustic highlighting? In Estabrooks, W. (Ed.) 101 Frequently Asked Questions about Auditory-Verbal Practice: Promoting Listening and Spoken Language for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Their Families. A. G. Bell, Publ.
- Daniel, L. (2011) Sensory Integration Issues. In Madell, J., & Flexer, C. (2011). Pediatric Audiology Casebook. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
- Daniel, L. (2005) Cochlear Implants: Optimizing Patient Benefit through Team Management and Family-Based Aural Rehabilitation, The Listener, Journal of the Listen Foundation, Special Silver Anniversary Edition, Summer Toronto, Canada.
- Daniel, L. (2001) Is the Auditory-Verbal Approach Suitable for Children with Other Delays and Differences? In, Estabrooks, W. Ed. 50 Frequently Asked Questions About Auditory-Verbal Therapy. Learning to Listen Foundation. Toronto, Canada.
- Daniel, L. (2000). MotherSong: Natural Language For Auditory-Verbal Development. The Listener. Journal of the Learning to Listen Foundation. Toronto, Canada. Summer.
- Daniel, L., Daniloff, R., Schuckers, G. (1999) ALPS: A Language Rehabilitation Program for Children with Cochlear Implants. The Journal of Louisiana Allied Health Professions, Vol. II., Summer, pp. 36-44.
- Daniel, L., (1998) Experience with Cochlear Implants: Case Studies. In, Cochlear Implants: A Handbook, Tucker, B.P., McFarland and Company, Inc., Publ. Jefferson, North Carolina.
- Daniel, L., Henoch, M., Oken, M., Jones, T., Surber, K. and Daniloff, R. (1993) Phonetic Development in Children with Cochlear Implants. In, Ziegler, W., Deger, K. Eds., Clinical Phonetics I. Whurr, London.
Peer Reviewed Research
- Bharadwaj, S, Matzke, P. and Daniel, L. (2012) Mulitsensory Processing in Children with Cochlear Implants. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Vol. 76, Issue 6, Pages 890-895.
- Bharadwaj, S, Matzke, P. and Daniel, L. (2009) Sensory Processing Disorder in Children with Cochlear Implants. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 208–213
- Daniel, Linda (2011) Aural Rehabilitation in Bilateral Cochlear Implantations of Adults …
- Daniel, L. (2004) Cochlear Implants: Optimizing Patient Benefit through Team Management and Family-Based Aural Rehabilitation. www.AudiologyOnline.com. Jan. 26; www.HealthyHearing.com. Feb.23; www.SpeechPathology.com. Mar. 8.