Dr Frances Gentle

Dr Frances Gentle is a Conjoint Lecturer with the RIDBC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, in affiliation with Macquarie University and the University of Newcastle. She is also President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI; Immediate Past President of the South Pacific Educators in Vision […]

Robbie Blaha

Robbie Blaha, M.Ed. has 45 years’ experience in the field of deafblindness as a classroom teacher, itinerant teacher and consultant. Robbie currently works on the Texas Deafblind Projects at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, Tx. She is the author of Calendars for Students With Multiple Impairments Including Deafblindness and the […]

Dr Dayse Tavora

Dr Dayse Tavora completed her PhD on cochlear implant, unilateral deafness and brain plasticity at the School of Surgery, University of Western Australia (WA) and obtained her Doctorate at the University of Florida, USA. Dayse has over 10 years of experience across three continents in the areas of diagnostic audiology and hearing implant.  She is the Audiology […]

Sharon Barrey Grassick

Sharon has been actively involved in the field of sensory disabilities for over 30 years.  Originally from New York State, Sharon was recipient of a Rotary International Award (1980), to study at Macquarie University in Sydney as Research Assistant at North Rocks Deaf and Blind Children’s Centre.  Here she developed a passion for building communication […]

Dr Robyn Cantle Moore

Robyn Cantle Moore has over 20 years experience as an educator in the fields of hearing impairment and sensory disability with appointments including: Conjoint Lecturer (University of Newcastle), Research Fellow (RIDBC Renwick Centre), Senior Teacher of the Deaf / Consultant, RIDBC Early Learning Program and Specialist consultant, RIDBC Assessment and Resource Team. As a full-time […]

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Manager of Auditory Rehabilitation, Education MED-EL Michael is a speech-language pathologist and a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. He received his BA in speech-language pathology in 1994 and an MA in 1996 from the University of North Texas. He received his certification in auditory-verbal therapy in 2002. He has focused […]

Lisa Jacobs

Lisa A. Jacobs has been a teacher of children who are deafblind for over 30 years. She received her undergraduate from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania in elementary and special education and her master’s degree in Deafblind/Multihandicapped Education from Boston College. Lisa designed and created a resource room at Elwyn Institutes and taught adult education courses. […]

Dr Sue Archbold

“As a teacher of the deaf, back in 1989,  I never dreamt that I would see the changes in opportunities for deaf children brought about by cochlear implantation. It’s a privilege to have observed the dramatic changes in opportunities offered by today’s hearing technologies, particularly cochlear implants, for deaf children and adults”. The Ear Foundation […]

Adele Diamond

Adele Diamond is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and was recently recognized as one the 15 most influential neuroscientists alive today. Prof. Diamond is at the forefront of research on ‘executive functions’ and […]

Dr Elizabeth Murray

Dr. Elizabeth Murray is a certified practising speech pathologist in private practice and also a Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. She completed her PhD in treatment efficacy for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) with supervisors Associate Professor Tricia McCabe and Professor Kirrie Ballard. This included publishing studies investigating diagnosis of suspected […]