2023 SLP Posters

Faculty Advisor

Jenna Voss



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Peer relationships are needed for positive development, but children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) experience difficulties when socializing with their typically hearing peers. This poster will provide an overview of various supports that can be put in place to facilitate socialization for DHH children with their hearing peers. Opportunities for practitioners and parents to promote peer socialization will be provided.


Deaf, Hard of hearing, Deaf/Hard of hearing, DHH, Deafness, Peer relationships, Peer socialization, Socialization, Children


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology


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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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Peer Socialization for Individuals Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing



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