NLCSD Leadership Team
Brenda Schick, PhD
University of Colorado – Boulder
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Brenda Schick studies the development of spoken and sign language and its relationship to cognition in deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Her recent work has focused on the development of Theory of Mind in children with a hearing loss and how it relates to a child’s language skills. She participated in the development of a survey instrument to assess quality of life in children and youth with a hearing loss. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. Brenda is the co-developer of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), a tool designed to evaluate the skills of interpreters in public schools and is used nationwide by state departments of education and by RID. She has served as the school board president for Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual charter school for deaf children in metro Denver. She was a classroom teacher for deaf children at Central Institute for the Deaf. In addition, she is a CODA, having grown up in a deaf family.