Registration for Kooser Program

The RCPD in partnership with the Michigan Rehabilitation Services - Business Network Unit is bringing the Kooser Program to MSU free to all individuals with hearing loss. 

The mission of the Kooser Program is to enhance and empower the lives of individuals with hearing loss and their families, friends, and employers through education and support services. Cathy Kooser, a licensed independent social worker who has a severe sensorineural hearing loss, developed the Kooser Program to address the impacts of this "hidden" disability, while also teaching effective communication strategies and coping skills.

What is the Kooser Program?

An interactive and experiential group process that covers the following topics:

  • How to read an audiogram
  • Hearing instruments
  • Hearing loss sensitization for the communication partner
  • Impact on spouse and family
  • Acceptance
  • Emotion focused/Problem focused coping behaviors
  • Communication is complex
  • Assertiveness
  • Changing communication behavior
  • Hearing loss in the workplace
  • Relationship issues
The Kooser Program at MSU will be accepting a maximum of 10 registered participants per session and 10 guests (participants are encouraged to invite one guest to attend the program). Students, employees, alumni, and community members are welcome to participate. All sessions will take place in room 313 Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Lane East Lansing, MI 48825
Registration for the Fall 2014 Kooser Program will be available soon. Check back for more information or contact specialist, Virginia Martz.
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