The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Andrea D. Warner-Czyz

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Exploring how infants, children, and adolescents with hearing loss who wear cochlear implants learn to communicate with others and how communication affects how they feel about themselves.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3618
Office: CR_1.510
Campus Mail Code: CD10
Website: The CHildren and Infant Listening Laboratory (CHILL)

Biography

Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz focuses her research on the identification of risk and protective factors that influence communication and quality of life in children and adolescents with cochlear implants. A recent paper showed that adolescents with hearing loss self-reported twice the rate of peer victimization (i.e., getting bullied) and four times the rate of social exclusion compared to the general population. Dr. Warner-Czyz also published an article examining the prevalence of device use in children with cochlear implants, and another investigating the effect of sign language exposure on outcomes in children using cochlear implants. Her current work continues to explore the intersection among social communication, speech perception, and speech and language skills to understand components that contribute to peer relationships and quality of life in pediatric cochlear implant users.

Dr. Warner-Czyz earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Illinois and her master’s degrees from the University of Florida and from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She earned her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Warner-Czyz, A.D., Evans, D., Turkstra, L., Scheppele, M., Song, C. & Evans, J. (in press). Effect of auditory status on visual emotion recognition in adolescents. Cochlear Implants International.

Warner-Czyz, A.D., Loy, B., Pourchot, H., White, T., & Cokely, E. (2018). Effect of hearing loss on peer victimization in school-aged children. Exceptional Children, 84(3), 280-297.

Wiseman, K.B., & Warner-Czyz, A.D. (2018). Inconsistent device use in pediatric cochlear implant users: Prevalence and risk factors. Cochlear Implants International, 19(3),131-141.

Geers, A.E., Mitchell, C.M., Warner-Czyz, A., Eisenberg, L.S., Wang, N-Y., and the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation Investigative Team. 2017. Impact of early sign language exposure on benefits realized from cochlear implantation. Pediatrics, 140(1), 1-9.

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