Alison R. King, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Alison R. King, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT


  • Ph.D. in Education, special education and disability leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S.P. Master of Speech-Language Pathology, University of South Carolina
  • B.S. in Communication Disorders, Appalachian State University

Research interests

Early childhood and early intervention professional preparation; parent and caregiver coaching of children with hearing loss to optimize auditory skill development and spoken language outcomes; policy initiatives affecting transition practices for students with disabilities and early intervention; telepractice in family-centered services for working with children who have an identified medical disability.

Career highlights

  • Served as the auditory therapist on the VCU Cochlear Implant team and began their aural habilitation program for children
  • Co-founder of Camp T.A.L.K., a summer camp program for 30 children with hearing loss using oral communication approaches including caregiver education sessions
  • Serve as the membership chair for the Virginia AG Bell Association and is a member of their Legislative and Advocacy Committee


Dr. Alison King is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. She is also a certified listening and spoken language specialist. She has extensive experience in the supervision and training of graduate students working with children from birth to 5 years oold in both clinical and natural environments using caregiver coaching. Her research interests focus on intervention for children with hearing loss and their families, as well as the preparation of early intervention specialists.

Dr. King joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University as an assistant professor in counseling and special education. Her teaching experience includes courses in language development, family-professional partnerships, universal design for learning, and augmentative communication.

Curriculum Vitae

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