Dr. Barbara Davis is the Houston Harte Centennial Professor of Communication Emerita at The University of Texas at Austin. She has also worked as an SLP in public schools, private practice, and at the Texas Department of Health. Dr. Davis has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and two books. Her research and teaching interests include acquisition of speech production skill and applications to speech disorders. She has studied typically developing infants in English and diverse language environments, as well as childhood apraxia of speech and speech patterns in young infants receiving cochlear implants and in children diagnosed with autism. Her teaching profile includes Speech Science, Phonetics, Infant-Toddler Intervention, and Developmental Speech Disorders. She has presented continuing-education workshops to SLPs nationally and internationally since 1987.