Ellie Cooper, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVT

Assistant Professor


Dallas, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences




Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Fontbonne University
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas

Research Interests

Hearing loss
Literacy outcomes and language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Caregiver involvement in intervention
Family-centered practice
Professional development

Dr. Ellie Cooper is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Arkansas and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Fontbonne University.

As a practicing SLP, Dr. Cooper provided intervention to deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) children and their families in an outpatient children’s hospital setting. She was also a member of a cochlear implant team, an educational SLP on a team of educational audiologists and a coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Hearing Clinic. 

During her time working clinically, Dr. Cooper became a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, attaining certification as an Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS cert. AVT), which is earned by individuals who have completed extensive training and education in working with children who are DHH and their families. 

Dr. Cooper earned her doctoral degree at the University of South Carolina, where she worked on a National Institutes of Health-funded research project grant examining longitudinal literacy and language outcomes for DHH children. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for deaf or hard-of-hearing children, their caregivers and service providers.