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Meet CHC’s Education Specialists in NYC

Dana N. Selznick, M.A., M.Ed.

Education Specialist
Coordinator, Family Resource Center

Dana Selznick of CHC in NYC is an education specialist with expertise in working with students with hearing loss and APDDana Selznick is an education specialist dedicated to helping your child with hearing loss or auditory challenges get the support and accommodations they need to thrive academically and reach their true potential. Often the first point of contact for parents with a baby newly diagnosed with hearing loss, Dana provides information and guidance so that parents can make informed decisions about their child’s hearing health care, She’s an indispensable resource for parents seeking help in navigating Early Intervention (EI), Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE), Deaf Infant Program (DIP) and the New York State educational system. As Coordinator of the Family Resource Center, she facilitates peer support through educational and social events that bring CHC families together throughout the year. Dana received an undergraduate degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education at the University of North Florida and her M.A. and M.Ed. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Elementary Education at Columbia University.

The following health care professional provides clinical services to CHC clients as an independent contractor rather than a CHC staff member.

Dorene Watkins, M.Ed., NCSP

School psychologist

Dorene Watkins has been involved with the Center for Hearing and Communication for over 30 years. As a school psychologist, she works with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and provides counseling to parents and other family members.