Susan Lenihan, Ph.D., CED

Professor

(314) 889-1461
Office: East Building 203

Education:

  • BA Deaf Education, Fontbonne College
  • MS Education, Trinity University
  • PhD Education, Saint Louis University

Research Area/Scholarly Interest:

  • Children who are deaf/hard of hearing, listening and spoken language development, parent-child communication, literacy development, personnel preparation

Awards:

  • Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence 2016

Recent Publications/Conference Presentations:

Publications:

  • Lenihan, S. and Sager, N. (2010, November 23).ASHA-CED Committee Leaves Policy Document Legacy, ASHA Leader,
  • Voss, J. and Lenihan, S. (2010). Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty. Volta Voices, 18(1), 16-19.
  • Lenihan, S. (2010).  Trends and Challenges in Teacher Preparation in Deaf Education. The Volta Review, 110(2), 117-128.
  • Rice, G. and Lenihan, S.  (2010). Fontbonne University:  Collaboration in speech-language pathology and early intervention in deaf education. The Volta Review, 110(2) 293-296.

Presentations:

  • Mentoring Professionals Serving Children with Hearing Loss, AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium, Washington DC, July 2011
  • Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty, Videoconference presentation for graduate students at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, February 2011.
  • Preparing Collaborative Speech-Language Pathologist for Augmentative Communication and Cochlear Implants, Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference (with G. Rice), November 2010.
  • Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty, Central Institute for the Deaf Professional Development Day (with J. Voss), November 2010.
  • Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty, Videoconference presentation for graduate students at the University of Southern Mississippi, November 2010.
  • Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty, Hear Indiana Annual Conference, October 2010.
  • Supporting Family Literacy with Research-Based Strategies, Hear Indiana Annual Conference Keynote Presentation, October 2010.
  • Models and Principles of Early Intervention, Videoconference at University of Santo Tomas, Philippines Department of Education, October 2010.
  • Multidisciplinary Team: Early Intervention, Videoconference at University of Santo Tomas, Philippines Department of Education, October 2010.
  • Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty, Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Dallas, TX. (with J. Voss), July 2010.
  • Supporting Family Literacy with Research-Based Strategies, Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Dallas, TX, July 2010.
  • A Service Learning Project in Costa Rica. AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention.  Orlando, FL. (with T. Azofeifa and J. Voss), Summer 2010.
  • Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty.  AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention.  Orlando, FL. (with G. Rice and J. Voss), Summer 2010.
  • Professional Preparation in Listening and Spoken Language.  AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention.  Orlando, FL.  Professional panel, Summer 2010.
  • Early Intervention in Deaf Education, Children’s Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 2010.
  • Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, Chicago, IL (with G.Rice and J. Voss), March 2010.
  • Preparing Professionals to Improve the Outcomes for Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing Living in Poverty, Association of College Educators-Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Lexington, (with G. Rice and J. Voss), February 2010.
  • Classroom Techniques to Enhance Language for Literacy, Bi-National Symposium on Hearing Loss, El Paso, February 2010.
  • Classroom Techniques to Enhance Language for Literacy, Clarke Mainstreaming Conference, Springfield, MA, October 2009.
  • Cochlear Implants and Deaf Culture, Fontbonne National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association, October, 2009.
  • Deaf Education in the 21st Century, Fontbonne University Alumni Weekend, September 2009.
  • Identification and Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss, with J. Voss, University Santa Paula, March 19, 2009.
  • Identification and Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss, with J. Voss, Interamerica University, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 17, 2009.
  • Supporting Family Literacy with Research-Based Strategies, with G. Rice, 2009 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, Dallas, TX, March 2009.
  • Doctoral Preparation in Education of DHH students: Data, Needs, Concerns, and the Way Ahead, with H. Johnson, S. Antia, and K. Benedict, New Orleans, LA, March 2009.
  • Mentoring Beginning Professionals in Deaf Education, with K. Stein, AG Bell Convention, Milwaukee, WI, June 2008.

Professional Memberships:

  • Missouri: Elementary, 1-8; Kindergarten; Deaf/Hearing Impaired, K-12;Learning Disabilities, K-12
  • Council on Education of the Deaf (CED): Professional
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