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Peggy Kelly, Ph.D.


Peggy Kelly is a psychologist at the UCSF Cochlear Implant Center at UCSF Medical Center. Kelly provides psychological screening for children and adults being evaluated for cochlear implants and provides individual and family psychotherapy related to hearing loss and treatment. Her expertise includes pscyhological assessment of deaf children and adults, adjustment to deafness, hearing loss and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and psychological resiliency and deafness.

Her research interest is in health-related quality of life for adults, with cochlear implants, who became deaf early in life. She earned a doctoral degree at the Wright Institute, a clinical psychology graduate school in Berkeley, and completed a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology in the Rehabilitation department at the former Herrick Memorial Hospital in Berkeley and at a residential facility for head-injured patients. She is proficient in sign language.

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The Wright Institute, Berkeley 1990