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Developing Self-Advocacy and Professionalism in Teens

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This presentation details the creation and execution of a leadership program for teens with hearing loss. The program develops self-advocacy and professional communication skills through opportunities to collaborate with peers and mentors, complete self-directed tasks, and act as role models while establishing a passion for local civic engagement and volunteering.

During this session participants will:

  • Be able to create a program to train teens with hearing loss for volunteer and workplace programs in their local community.
  • Identify benefits of volunteering related to self-esteem.
  • Identify benefits of teaching professional communication to develop workplace readiness skills in teens with hearing loss.


  • Bailey Clay, M.S.CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

    Bailey Clay is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist at the Texas Hearing Institute. She and her team created a curriculum for pre-teens and teens to develop leadership and work place skills.

  • Kelsey McKey, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Kelsey McKey is a Speech-Language Pathologist and LSLS mentee. She co-leads the Texas Hearing Institute's Leadership Experience and Development Program and Buddies at Texas Hearing social group.

  • Kasie LeBlanc, M.S. LSLS Cert. AVEd

    Kasi LeBlanc is the Educational Liaison at Texas Hearing Institute. Kasie serves children with hearing loss to ensure positive educational outcomes. Kasie also co-leads parent support groups and the Buddies at Texas Hearing Social Group.

June 25, 2021
Fri 2:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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