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 […]

Craig Smith

Craig Smith has worked for Autism Spectrum Australia for the past twelve years as classroom teacher, outreach consultant and school coordinator. He is the recipient of the Elizabeth Hoyles Research Fellowship, has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, and has been featured on The Educator magazine ‘Hot List’ of innovative educators for two consecutive years. […]

Robert Nock

Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) (University of Sydney) Accredited Practising Mental Health Social Worker NAATI Level 3 Auslan Interpreter Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Member AASW I specialise in providing counselling services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients and their families in both English and Auslan in the Sydney area.  I hold a graduate degree in […]

Lynne Richards

Lynne started her career in the United Kingdom teaching in a mainstream primary school in south east London before arriving in Australia in 1978. From that time, she has worked with school age children, young children and babies to develop their listening and spoken language skills. She has mentored and trained prospective LSLS Cert AVT’s […]