Diane Heller Klein, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus  


    • B.S. – Ohio University, 1973, Hearing and Speech Sciences
    • M.Ed. – University of Pittsburgh, 1977, Deaf Education
    • Ph.D. – University of Pittsburgh, 1988, Special Education-Deafness

    Professional Interests

    Dr. Klein is currently working as a consultant in the areas of speech and language development with children who have cochlear implants, teacher in-service and pre-service preparation for working with children in the public schools who have cochlear implants, and in early intervention and family advocacy with children who have or plan to obtain cochlear implants.

    Professional Certifications

    PA Department of Education:

    • Speech and Language K-12 
    • Hearing Impaired N-12
    • Supervision-Special Education

    Council on Education of the Deaf Teaching:

    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education

    PA State License

    • Speech-Language Pathology
    • Teacher of the Deaf

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    Klein, D. H. (2011) Spoken Communication for Students who are deaf or hard of hearing: A multidisciplinary approach (2nd Ed.). Hillsboro,OR: Butte Publications, Inc.

    Workshop Series for the Louisiana State Department of Education:

    • Speech, Language, and Literacy for Students with Cochlear Implants - October 11-15, 2010
    • Build Your Teacher Tool Box - A Workshop for the Teachers of Louisiana - March 25 - 31, 2011

    Contract with University of New Orleans:

    • Curriculum development and revision of the master’s level Deaf Education Program - 2008 - present
    • Create, conduct, and video produce a Praxis Test preparation review for the Deaf Education Program - April 2011
    • Develop contracts and rubrics for Independent Study coursework for the Deaf Education Program (to be adapted and used by all UNO Special Education programs) - 2011 - 2012