LE 129: Social-Emotional Learning for Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with Dr. Danielle Thompson-Ochoa


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About Danielle Thompson-Ochoa, Ph.D.

Prior to arriving at Gallaudet University, I was a former School Counselor for Pre-K to Grade 12 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. I pursued my Ph.D. while working as a school counselor.  I am a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  I also have K-12 School Counselor license in Virginia, Maryland, and Hawai’i. 

I am a native of Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago) in the West Indies and relocated to United States of America at the age of 17 for college.  I am a proud mom of two CODA kids!  

What I love about my department, (Department of Counseling): teaching/ watching her students succeed in becoming phenomenal Counselors.

When I have a quiet moment, I enjoy scrapbooking, watching comedy movies, and baking gluten free cupcakes. 

I also love playing board games with my kids and friends. My favorite board games are monopoly and scrabble.

I love to travel, I have a bucket list I plan to complete before I reach 100 years old!

Show Highlights

  • The significance of developing SEL in Deaf Education
  • How SEL competencies and skills are underdeveloped in DHH children
  • The role of SEL in DHH students’ academic success
  • Strategies for supporting DHH students with SEL

Connect with Danielle

[email protected]

Additional Resources

The Impact of Bullying and Victimization Among Deaf Students in Residential Schools and Distressful Behaviors of Deaf Students

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