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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Children’s Programs and Services

The UT Dallas Callier Center provides comprehensive cochlear implant services using an interdisciplinary approach for children and their families from birth to 18 years of age.

Our team of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, auditory-verbal therapists, physicians, researchers and support staff work closely together with the family, outside agencies and educators to maximize each child’s auditory potential.

Crystal Charity Ball Cochlear Implant Summer Listening Camp
Children with cochlear implants enjoy this fun-filled camp each summer.

Howard's Story

Howard Palmer has cochlear implants as a result of profound hearing loss in both ears. Mandy and Jaime Palmer, Howard’s parents, discovered his hearing loss when he failed the newborn hearing screening in his left ear. The Palmers were referred to the Callier Center, where Howard receives a continuum of care including audiology services through the Cochlear Implant Program, speech-language therapy, and deaf education in the Callier Child Development Program.


Howard has made progress in all areas of development. He is able to communicate better with his teachers and peers, and he is able to express his emotions appropriately.

“I don’t know that there is a better place for us and for Howard than Callier. It was the best decision we ever made.”
– Jaime Palmer, Howard’s father