Jenna Voss

Associate Dean / Assistant Professor / Director, Deaf Education Graduate

jvoss@fontbonne.edu
314-719-8039
Office: East 208

Education

  • Ph.D. Speech & Hearing Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (May 2014)
  • M.A. Early Intervention in Deaf Education, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO (Aug 2004)
  • B.A. Deaf Education, Magna Cum Laude, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO (May 2003)

Certifications

  • AG Bell Academy, Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, 2008 – present
  • Certified Auditory Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd)
  • Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) Certification: 2003 – present
  • Parent Infant Education & Early Childhood Education
  • Missouri Educator’s Certificate: Deaf and Hearing Impaired (K-12), 2003 – present
  • Elementary Education (1-6), Early Childhood Special Education (B-3)

Awards

United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs H325K170008 Interdisciplinary Preparation of Teachers of the Deaf and Speech-Language Pathologists to Provide Early Intervention Services to Young Children Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Their Families Jan 2018 – Present

Fontbonne Community Connection Grantee: June 2018-July 2019 The Math Lab: Fostering Exploration and Creativity in Mathematics for Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Voss, J. Dunaway, A. & Gross, P. Training for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (TIDE); Rice, G., Voss, J. Doyle, L. Ling Speech Cards App: Teaching Speech to Children Who Are DHH; Tian, G. & Voss, J.

National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) Fellow 2010 – 2014

Courses Taught

  • CDS 537, 538, 539 – Field Experience in Deaf Education
  • CDS 511 Family Centered Intervention
  • CDS 571 Comprehensive Seminar in Early Intervention in Deaf Education
  • CDS 572 Collaborative Seminar in Augmentative Communication and Cochlear Implants
  • CDS 573 Promoting Effective Learning
  • CTE 750 Culturally Responsive Instruction & Interaction

Scholarly Interests

Listening and spoken language development for learners who are deaf/hard of hearing, promoting equity through individual and systems change, health disparity among children and families living in poverty, primary prevention of abuse and neglect for children with disabilities, family-centered early intervention, and the application of research in cognitive psychology to the field of deaf education to improve the efficiency of learning and instruction of pre-service professionals.

Publications

Voss, J. & Lenihan, S. (2020). Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Families Experiencing Adversity: The role of the Auditory-Verbal Practitioner. In W. Estabrooks, H. McCaffrey Morrison, & K. MacIver-Lux, (Eds.), Auditory Verbal Therapy: Science, research and practice (pp. 795-823). Plural Publishing.

Voss, J. (July 6, 2018). Family-Centered Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (and Their Families!) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.raisingandeducatingdeafchildren.org/2018/07/18/family-centered-early-intervention-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-children-and-their-families/

Guardino, C., Beal-Alvarez, J., Cannon, J.E., Voss, J., & Bergeron, J.P. (2018). Case Studies in Deaf Education: Inquiry, Application, and Resource. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. Voss, J. (2018). BOOK REVIEW Auditory Verbal Therapy: For young children with hearing loss and their families…by Estabrooks et al. The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 23(1), 110–110. https://doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enx044

Voss, J. & Stredler-Brown, A. (2017). Getting off to a Good Start: Practices in Early Intervention. In S. Lenihan (Ed.), Preparing to teach, committing to learn: An introduction to educating children who are deaf/hard of hearing (8). EHDI Learning Center. Retrieved from http://www.infanthearing.org/ebook-educating-children-dhh/index.html

White, E. & Voss, J (2017). Pequenas Conversaciones: Brindar lenguaje hablado a través de la audición a su niño con pérdida auditiva. Saint Louis, MO: Central Institute for the Deaf.

White, E. & Voss, J. (2016, April – June). Ten ways to foster language development in your newly diagnosed child with hearing loss. Volta Voices 23(2).

Voss, J. M. and Lenihan, S. (2016). “Professional Competence to Promote Resilience for Children Living in Poverty,” Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 7. Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/jehdi/vol1/iss1/7

Voss, J. & Lenihan, S. (2015, December). “Fostering Resilience for Children Living in Poverty: Effective Practices & Resources for EHDI Professionals Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention.” Issues Briefs for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. Logan, UT: National Center on Hearing Assessment and Management. Available at: http://www.infanthearing.org/issue_briefs/Fostering_resilience_in_children_living_in_poverty.pdf

White, E. & Voss, J (2015). Small Talk: Bringing Listening and Spoken Language to Your Young Child With Hearing Loss. Saint Louis, MO: Central Institute for the Deaf.

Conference Presentations

Voss, J. (March 10, 2020) Putting Ourselves into the Story: Promoting Resilience for Children Who are DHH and their Families. [Invited Closing Plenary]. 19th Annual Early Hearing Detection and Identification Conference: Kansas City, Missouri.

Soman, U. & Voss, J. (March 9, 2020) Early Intervention and Beyond: Examining the unique contributions of educators in supporting listening and spoken language outcomes from birth through 21. [Poster presentation]. 19th Annual Early Hearing Detection and Identification Conference: Kansas City, Missouri.

Voss, J. (2019, November 6). Promoting Resilience for Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing Through Family-Centered Practice. Invited presentation, Cook Children’s Hospital: Forth Worth, TX.

Voss, J. (2019, November 5). Growing Small Talk into Big Ideas. Cook Children’s Hospital Invited presentation, Parent Workshop: Fort Worth, TX.

Shandilya, G. & Voss, J. (2019, September 21-22). Creating, Building, and Nurturing Parent-Professional Partnerships. Online Webinar, Listening Together.

Soman, U. & Voss, J. (2019, July 11). Beyond the Cochlear Implant: Examining the Unique Contributions of Educators in Supporting Listening and Spoken Language Outcomes from Birth Through 21. [Poster presentation]. CI2019: 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children: Hollywood, FL.

Voss, J. (2019, July 11). Family Engagement in Cochlear Implant Therapy and Education: Promoting Resilience for Children Experiencing Adversity. CI2019: 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children: Hollywood, FL. Voss, J. (2019, June 18). “Put me in, Coach!” Building Caregiver Capacity to Help Children Succeed. Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute 2019: Great Start. Poconos, PA.

Voss, J. (2019, June 18). Play it to Say it: Expanding Listening and Spoken Language Skills Through Play & Daily Routines. Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute 2019: Great Start. Poconos, PA. Voss, J. (April 3-4, 2019) Making Sense of Inequity to Promote Resilience for Children and Families. Invited presentation, Duke University Medical Center Division of Speech Language Pathology & Audiology: Durham, North Carolina.

Voss, J. (March 4, 2019) Interdisciplinary Preparation of Teachers of the Deaf and Speech-Language Pathologists to Provide Early Intervention Services to Young Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Their Families (H325K170008). [Poster presentation]. Early Hearing Detection and Identification Conference: Chicago, Illinois. *Top Poster Award Winner

Voss, J. (Feb 8, 2019) Interdisciplinary Preparation of Teachers of the Deaf and Speech-Language Pathologists to Provide Early Intervention Services to Young Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Their Families (H325K170008). [Poster presentation]. 45th Annual Conference of Association of College Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Chicago, Illinois.

Dunaway, A. & Voss, J. (Feb 8, 2019). The Math Lab: Fostering Exploration and Creativity in Mathematics for Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. [Poster presentation]. 45th Annual Conference of Association of College Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Chicago, Illinois

Beal, J., Cannon, J., Voss, J., & Guardino, C. (Feb 8, 2019). Interdisciplinary Ideas: Infusing Inquiry based Learning into University Deaf Education Preparation Programs via Case Studies. [Poster presentation]. 45th Annual Conference of Association of College Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Chicago, Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • AG Bell Association
  • AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
  • Council of Exceptional Children
  • The Radical Middle – DHH
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings

GDPR

  • GDPR Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics

GDPR Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form, survey or application. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization not directly affiliated with us. We will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary to protect our organization or to comply with laws.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site. We collect statistical data on an aggregated basis through Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site. We count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall user experience. To gather such data, we use cookie technology, which collects data in aggregate form, not by individual user.

Cookies

As referenced above, we use cookie technology for traffic analysis. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies placed by our server do not gather personal information about you, do not provide any way for us to contact you and do not gather information about your computer. The cookies simply allow us to enhance our site by letting us know what sections are visited most often. The use of cookies is common on the Internet, and our use of them is similar to that of other reputable online organizations.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites and Internet resources.

Updates To Privacy Policy

We may update the privacy policy periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them on a regular basis.

Last revised: June 2015

Google Analytics

As we continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and guidance from the CDC and St. Louis County, Fontbonne has implemented health and safety precautions for a return to campus.Learn more on our Griffin Return page.