Rebecca Claridge

Rebecca Claridge is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She has more than 25 years’ experience working with adults and children who use cochlear implants and their families. She has worked at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, Brisbane’s Hear and Say Centre and run her own […]

Emily White

Emily is a teacher, lecturer, and researcher, with fifteen years of experience in disability-specific and inclusive physical education. A qualified vision impairment specialist and physical education teacher, she teaches at the Statewide Vision Resource Centre in Victoria, and has served in curriculum coordination, specialist, itinerant, and classroom roles across a range of settings. She has […]

Dr Christie Yoshinaga-Itano

Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano is a Professor Emerita and Research Professor of Audiology, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, faculty of the Institute of Cognitive Science, Centre for Neurosciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Otolaryngology and Audiology at the University of Colorado, Denver and the Marion Downs Centre. She developed the Marion […]

Trudy Smith

Trudy Smith has been a teacher of the Deaf for 20 years and has worked in inclusive classrooms in Queensland and New South Wales. She is an LSLS Cert AVT. and has mentored and trained teachers, related health professionals around the world. Trudy is the Manager of Continuing Professional Education at the RIDBC Renwick Centre […]


Inge Kaltenbrunn, BSp&Aud, MCommunication Pathology, LSLS Cert. AVT, is the Best Practice Lead: Early Learning (Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children) at RIDBC in Sydney, Australia. She is a qualified speech pathologist, audiologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of hearing loss and cochlear implants. She has worked […]

Kim Ter-Horst

Kim Ter-Horst is a experienced paediatric audiologist with a particular interest in working with children for whom audiometry doesn’t come easily.  Undergraduate qualifications in professional Psychology lead to postgraduate studies in Audiology at Macquarie University, after which Kim joined NAL and later Australian Hearing in a mixed paediatric / adult role.  In 2003 Kim moved […]

Natalia Kelly

Natalia has been a registered and accredited low vision Orthoptist since 2003.  During this time, she has held various senior positions. She has provided clinical supervision, clinical-risk evaluation, mentoring and professional development to numerous Orthoptists practicing in Victoria, N.S.W., AC.T. and Queensland.   Natalia is also part of the Orthoptic teaching team at LaTrobe University, Department […]

Dr Bronwen Scott

Bronwen has worked as an Orientation & Mobility (O&M) specialist for 30 years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Orientation and Mobility, Master of Education (Special Education), and a Doctor of Education. Her doctoral thesis explores the introduction of O&M skills within the early childhood context. Bronwen has worked for a […]

Neryl Horn

Neryl has worked as a paediatric speech pathologist for over 30 years, the last 17 of these within services supporting families with children who have hearing loss. She has worked in school-based services including oral and Auslan settings, preschool services, and since 2008 in telepractice through RIDBC Teleschool. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Education […]

Amanda Hartmann

Amanda Hartmann is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience – experience which has led to a passion for working with children and young adults with disabilities. She has specialist skills and knowledge in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), literacy and technology.  She started her career in Education Queensland and worked closely with teachers […]