NLCSD Fellows

NLCSD Fellow - Elizabeth Oberg

Elizabeth Oberg

University of Minnesota – D/HH

Elizabeth Oberg is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a licensed regular education teacher.  She has taught special education for students who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder in Extended School Year Programs.  She also provided direct instruction to Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in an early childhood setting, in a program for students with multiple disabilities and at the State School for the Deaf in Accra, Ghana.

She has conducted and trained school psychologists, special education teachers, and administrators regarding service provision and assessment of students with unique needs including English language learners, deaf/hard of hearing students, and students who have multiple disabilities.  She has participated in a steering committee in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with other school psychologists analyzing assessment methods and service delivery for deaf/hard of hearing students.

She obtained her Masters degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in the field of School Psychology.  She is a published co-author in the journal of Child Neuropsychology.  This article, “Executive functioning and the impact of a hearing loss: Performance-based measures and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF),” examined the interrelationship between executive functioning, cognitive functioning, and achievement performance using a cross battery evaluation approach.

She will be attending the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2011 to obtain her doctorate in special education from the Department of Educational Psychology.  Her advisor will be Dr. Susan Rose.   She is a National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities Fellowship recipient. Her research interests include how deaf/hard of hearing students process information, how additional disabilities affect performance, and recommended teaching practices to provide appropriate special education services.