Michael Harrison

Michael currently works for the NSW Department of Education in the Central West of NSW, Australia. He has held positions including; Complex Support Advisor – Sensory Programs, Assistant Principal- Hearing, Learning and Wellbeing Advisor and Disability Programs Consultant. Michael is a bilateral cochlear-implantee after receiving his second implant in December 2009. Michael is a great […]

Kate Dixon

Kate Dixon is a primary teacher and teacher of the deaf. Kate has strong interest in the early development of children with hearing loss, effective family working, early literacy development and developmentally appropriate evidence based practice. She trained and worked in Australia, spending many years working at Taralye in Victoria before completing a Masters of […]

Dr Sandra Newcomb

Dr. Newcomb works at the University of Maryland, College Park as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. She has 30+ years of experience teaching children with disabilities, including 12 years providing technical assistance to young children with deaf-blindness, their families, and service providers through Connections Beyond Sight […]

Moira Hickman

Moira has over 20 years experience as an early childhood teacher. Initially working in mainstream child care centres and preschools, her interest in working with children with disabilities led her to employment with Connect Child and Family Services. Here she worked as an Inclusion Support Professional, supporting the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream […]

Josie Howse PSM

Josie Howse (PSM) is the Manager of the Braille & Large Print Service within Disability, Learning and Support, NSW Department of Education. The team provides all texts and examinations in braille, large print and e-text to students with vision impairment in the government sector and is the largest producer of alternate format student textbooks and […]

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 […]