Kay has been a Teacher of the Deaf since 1975. She trained and worked in the UK before returning to Australia. She worked at St Gabriel’s School for the Deaf in Sydney for five years and worked at RIDBC between 1988-2015. She initially worked as an Auditory Verbal Therapist in the Early Learning (HI) program and then in Teleschool, working with children and families in regional and rural Australia via video-conferencing. She became a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Cert. AVT in 1998.