Lauren Unflat Berry has a specialty certificate in working with children and adults who are deaf/hard of hearing from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified AVT (pending exam completion 2018). Her areas of interest include: family centered practices, working with families and young children with hearing loss, and early vocal development.
Berry has recently joined the Emerson community from Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. During her 9 years at Boys Town she provided family centered services as a Parent Infant Specialist serving children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and was a member of the cochlear implant team. She also had the privilege of being a Research Associate for Co-PIs: Mary Pat Moeller & Bruce Tomblin for a multi-center longitudinal, research project (Outcomes of School Aged Children who are Hard of Hearing & Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss).
At Emerson, Berry helps coordinates the Thayer Lindsley Family-Centered Program within the Robbins Speech Language and Hearing Center. She supervises graduate students as they evaluate and provide comprehensive intervention to promote the development of auditory, speech, language and play skills of infants and toddlers within parent-infant groups, toddler groups, and individual therapy settings.
Communication Sciences & Disorders