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 Education with a special focus on early intervention and listening and spoken language at the University of Melbourne in 2001. In 2004 Kate moved to the United States and worked in early literacy and early intervention programmes in New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. This opportunity provided many new experiences in education and opportunities to work with diverse communities. In 2014 another move  to the United Kingdom where she now works for The Ear Foundation, a national charity which provides support, services and programmes for children and adults with hearing loss, their families and the professionals who work with them.