Deaf Education Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program

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Master of Education

The Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Deaf Education teacher training program at USU prepares students to earn a Master of Education degree and a Utah 0-5 Early Childhood Special Education Teaching License.

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Listening and Spoken Language Competencies Program

The Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Competencies Program is for currently licensed teachers and speech-language pathologists to learn skills and strategies for serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  This is a non-degree seeking program

To learn more, please contact:

Lauri Nelson
Sound Beginnings
Deaf Education
Lauri Nelson

Lauri Nelson

Professor | Deaf Education Division Chair

Research in Deaf Education

Hearing Impact Project Lab

Dr. Karen Muñoz

Research in the interdisciplinary Hearing Impact Project Lab investigates person centered care in audiology. Dr. Karen Muñoz in collaboration with psychology professor, Dr. Michael Twohig, focus on understanding challenges deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) individuals / parents of DHH children experience and counseling strategies audiologists can use to reduce the impact of barriers.

Listening and Spoken Language Lab

Dr. Karen Muñoz and Dr. Lauri Nelson

Dr. Muñoz collaborates with Dr. Lauri Nelson, a professor in deaf education, in the Listening and Spoken Language lab. They investigate parent and professional factors that facilitate/interfere with outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children learning to communicate using spoken language.