Torri Woodruff

Graduate Student, CLAS (Affiliate)


Research Overview

My topic of interest is in client and family centered services in Audiology. Specifically, I am interested in advocacy, social supports for parents and caregivers to children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, and the process of ensuring that this information is disseminated to the population in a way the is culturally relevant. With this, I am a Graduate Fellow with Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Currently, I am working on projects related to support groups for parents of children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing and another looking at different communication approaches parents of children who have neurodevelopmental disabilities are told about when looking at interventions.
As an undergraduate here I have the opportunity to work as an assistant on a project looking at Motivational Interviewing as a means to promote help seeking behavior in students with blood and needle phobias. While pursuing my Master’s degree, I worked in a lab looking at balance function in deaf adult and on a project that utilized teleheath to provide aural rehabilitation services to adults with cochlear implants.

Education

B.A. 2015 Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Honors) Univeristy of Connecticut
B.A. 2015 Psychology (Research track) University of Connecticut
M.S. 2017 Non-clinical Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences Gallaudet Univeristy

Contact Information
Emailtorri.woodruff@uconn.edu
Mailing Address860 Bolton Rd
Storrs, CT 06269