Charlotte Cushman

Charlotte Cushman, MLS, M.Ed., is the manager of the Paths to Literacy and Active Learning Space websites, both of which are collaborative projects between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in the United States.  A former classroom teacher at Perkins, Ms. Cushman has worked in the field […]

Dr Alys Young

Professor Alys Young PhD FAcSS is a social scientist who for the past 30 years has specialised in applied health and social care research specifically concerning deaf people across the lifecourse.  She has led numerous multi-site research studies focussing on health and wellbeing, the organisation, delivery and reform of services to promote equality(ies), and innovative […]

Dianne Toe

Dianne Toe is the Deputy Head of the School of Education and Director of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. Associate Professor Toe’s background is in Psychology, Audiology, Deaf Education and Teacher Education. She has worked in these fields since 1983, with 27 years as an academic at the […]

Louise Paatsch

Biography: Associate Professor Louise Paatsch Associate Professor Louise Paatsch is the Associate Head of School (Research) in the School of Education in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University.  Her background is in oral language development, literacy, and deaf education.  She has worked in these fields since 1990 as a teacher of the […]

Sampada Shevde

Sampada Shevde has worked in Special Education since 1997 and worked in schools and training programs throughout India. She currently works as the Director of Perkins India based in Mumbai. Perkins India is an implementing arm of Perkins International, USA that works towards human resource development, material development and development of educational services in the […]

Diana Harbour

Diana is dual trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiological Scientist and joined the Ear Foundation’s education and family team in 2005.Prior to that she worked on the Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme. As education lead one of her primary roles at The Ear Foundation is developing and presenting courses, blended learning packages and […]

Cheryl L. Dickson

Cheryl L. Dickson is an international leader in Auditory-Verbal practice. A Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist , Cheryl has over 30 years of experience in the field of childhood hearing loss and teaching spoken language through listening.  She is a past President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and has served as a […]

Chris Tabb

Chris Tabb is an Orientation and Mobility Specialist working to advance the independence of students and clients, provide training opportunities and knowledge exchange for professionals and families, and bring accessible information to the community. He is presently employed at Maryland School for the Blind as the Orientation and Mobility Supervisor. Chris has worked as an […]

Melissa Fanshawe

Melissa Fanshawe is a lecturer in the School of Education at University of Southern Queensland. She has twenty years’ experience within Queensland schools as a teacher, advisory teacher, Deputy and Principal. Melissa is a trained teacher for students with vision impairment, gaining her Masters at RIDBC. She is currently completing her PhD in the field […]

Jeffrey Guenzel

Jeffrey Guenzel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL). Before joining ICDL, Jeffrey Guenzel held key leadership positions in government and the private sector. Jeffrey Guenzel has served as the executive director of two very successful not-for-profits and served as the Director of the Division of Child Behavioural […]