Alan Kelly is a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (1998). He helped pioneer AVT in Australia in 1985 after completing his Master’s Degree at McGill University (Montreal) with Dan Ling and Elizabeth Cole. Alan has promoted the development of spoken language for children with a significant hearing loss in Australia and India through lecturing, teacher preparation, professional study groups and parent education. Alan Kelly became involved in the education of children with hearing impairment in 1980 and became Principal of St Gabriel’s School for Hearing Impairment and Director of the Auditory Verbal Early Intervention Programme from 1990 to 1993. At RIDBC, Alan has lectured at RIDBC Renwick Centre, has been Co-ordinator of Cochlear Implant Educational Services and also Co-ordinator of Early Learning Program (Hearing Impairment). In 2008, Alan became Principal of RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, and Head of RIDBC School Support Services (Hearing Impairment). Since returning to teaching full time in 2011, Alan has created Developing Language for children over 3 years of age with hearing impairment: A Developmental Programme for the Mastery of English Syntax.