“Minding the Gap:” Counseling Strategies for Tweens and Teens with Hearing Loss

Tweens and teens with hearing loss face many challenges, and often have no one to talk to about them. This presentation will describe a range of strategies designed to give young people an opportunity to talk to us as we redefine our role to listener and supporter.

(Approximately 60 mins)

Audience:  Professionals working with DHH students.

The participant will be able to:

1) Describe adolescent cognitive development and related “thinking errors."

2) Describe the development of self-identity.

3) Describe two counseling strategies designed to give tweens and teens practice in self-expression and self-understanding.


Kris English, Ph.D

Kris English, earned her doctorate from San Diego State/Claremont Graduate Universities in California, and is a professor at the University of Akron/NOAC. She has authored, co-authored or edited 8 books and 21 chapters, and has presented over 200 workshops and papers in the US, Canada, and Europe, primarily on the topic of audiologic counseling. She recently completed 5 years of service as a Board member for the American Academy of Audiology, including a term as President in 2009-2010.


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