Louise Montoya, MA, LPC, ACS, CSC, is a child and family therapist with the Department of Audiology and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Access to behavioral health services by deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals
Access to healthcare by deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind individuals
Child protection services for children with disabilities and chronic health conditions (trends of access and funding)
Prevalence of disabilities among children who have experienced abuse
Psychotherapy outcomes of outpatient and residential treatment for children with disabilities who have experienced abuse
Pediatric counseling guidelines for audiologists for promoting normal social, emotional and behavioral development of children with hearing loss from birth through adolescence
Standardized translation procedures and creating American Sign Language translations of standardized, psychiatric diagnostic assessments
Health and behavior services for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind children, and their families
Health and behavior services for Deaf parented families
Pediatric hearing loss
Needs of deaf parents
Families with deaf or hard of hearing children from diverse cultures
Montoya, Louise A. (Spring, 2015). Counseling children and families with hearing differences. Newsletter of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, Division of American Counseling Association.
Montoya, Louise A. (Spring, 2015). What if the child or parents communicate in sign language? Newsletter of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, Division of American Counseling Association.
Montoya, Louise A. (2011). Current State of Behavioral Health Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Individuals in Rural Western Pennsylvania: Filling in the Gaps. Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc. and Northwest Behavioral Health Partnership. New Castle, PA. Available online at: http://sbhm.org/hearing_resources.php
Schroeder, K., Rall, E., Montoya, L. & Reyes, J. (2010). My patient is taller than me! Now what? Developing a plan for teenagers to transition to adult audiology services. Poster. A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification, 5th International Conference, Chicago, IL.
Montoya, Louise A., Giardino, Angelo P., & Leventhal, John M. (2010). Mental Health Referral and Services for Maltreated Children and Child Protection Evaluations of Children with Special Needs: A National Survey of Hospital- and Community-based Medically-oriented Teams. Child Abuse and Neglect, 34, 593-601.
Dworkin, M., Habony, A., McBride, K., and Montoya, L. (February, 2008). A Collaborative Model for Delivering School Based Behavioral Health Services to Mainstreamed Students with Hearing Loss in Multiple School Districts within One County. Poster. PA Department of Education Conference 2008: Indicators for Success: Improvement, Performance, and Results, Hershey, PA.
Rall, E., Montoya, L., Partridge, L., and Ramirez, R. (February, 2008). CHOP's Assessment and Treatment Implementation Program for Infants and toddlers with Hearing Loss - Enhancing Rehabilitation: CATIPIHLER. Poster. National EHDI Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Rall, E., Montoya, L., Partridge, L., and Ramirez, R. (December, 2007). CHOP's Assessment and Treatment Implementation Program for Infants and toddlers with Hearing Loss - Enhancing Rehabilitation: CATIPIHLER. Poster. A Sound Foundation through Early Amplification 2007 International Conference, Chicago, IL.
Montoya, L.A. (2007). Foreword. In Drolsbaugh, M. (Ed.), On the Fence: The Hidden World of the Hard of Hearing. Springhouse, PA: Handwave publications.
Montoya, L.A. (2007). Adjusting to Hearing Loss during High School: Preparing Students for Successful Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training.
Rall, E., & Montoya, L. (December, 2005). Supporting Psychosocial Development of Children with Hearing Loss. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, Baltimore, MD.
Montoya, L.A., Egnatovitch, R., Eckhardt, E., Goldstein, M., Goldstein, R. A., & Steinberg, A. G. (Summer, 2004). Translation challenges and strategies: The ASL translation of a computer-based psychiatric diagnostic interview. Sign Language Studies, 4(4), 314-344.
Giardino, A. P., Montoya, L.A., & Leventhal, J. (2004). Financing medically-oriented child protection teams in the age of managed health care: A national survey. Child Abuse and Neglect, 28(1), 25-44.
Steinberg, A.G., & Montoya, L.A. (2003, May). Deaf patients lead psychiatrists to new landscapes. Psychiatric Times, 20(5), 87-89. Giardino, A.P., Montoya, L. (May, 2003). Child Abuse Diagnostic Evaluation Team Approaches to Mental Health & Special Needs: Comparison of Hospital-Based and Community-Based Teams. Washington State Convention & Trade Center. 2003 Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting, Seattle, Washington.
Franck, K.H., Rainey, D., Montoya, L., & Gerdes, M. (2002). Developing a multidisciplinary clinical protocol to manage pediatric patients with auditory neuropathy. Seminars in Hearing, 23(2) 225-237.
Steinberg, A., Bain, L., Li, Y., Montoya, L., & Ruperto, V. (2002, April). A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness [108 pages]. Clerc Center's KidsWorld Deaf Net [on-line virtual library]. Available: http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/KidsWorldDeafNet/e docs/HispFam/index.html
Steinberg, A., Brainsky, A., Bain, L., Montoya, L., Indenbaum, M., & Potsic, W. (2000). A parental values in the decision about cochlear implantation. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 55, 99 107.
Eckhardt, E., Steinberg, A., Lipton, D.S., Montoya, L., Goldstein, M.F., (1999). Innovative directions in mental health assessment, part III: Use of interactive video technology in assessment: A Research Project. Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 33(1), 20-30.
Vernon, M., Steinberg, A.G., & Montoya, L.A. (1999), A Deaf murderers: Clinical and forensic issues. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 17, 495-516.
Giardino, AP., Montoya, L.A., Richardson, A., Leventhal, J. (1999), Funding realities: Child abuse diagnostic evaluations in the health care setting. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23(6), 531-538.
Steinberg, A.S., Sullivan, V.J., & Montoya, L.A., (Spring, 1999) Loneliness and social isolation in the work place for Deaf individuals during the transition years: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, vol. 30(1), 22-30.
Sullivan, P. M., Faltus, J. M., & Montoya, L. A. (1996, October). Math and Science Enrichment Program for Gifted Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth. Poster session presented at the 11th Annual Conference on Issues in Language and Deafness, Omaha NE.
Montoya, L. A. (1994). Effective Communication with Prelingually Deaf Adults. Unpublished master's thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
Montoya, L. A., Vernon, M., & Ludman, F. (Sept., 1986). The Impact of Retinitis Pigmentosa on Young Adults: Psychological, Educational, Vocational and Social Considerations. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 859-862.
Editorial and Academic Positions
Academic and Institutional Committees
2021-present, Co-Chair, Language Access Subcommittee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2020-present, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2015-present, Ambulatory Behavioral Safety Preparedness Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
1993-present, American Counseling Association
1982-present, Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf
2000-present, American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association
1986-present, National Association of the Deaf
El Paso Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf, Lifetime member
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