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Some big names for VDEI's 2014 Professional Learning Program

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Make sure you note these important dates down in your diary for next year. 
Presenter: Dr Carol Flexer, PhD, Audiologist  
Dates: 24 – 25 March 2014
DAY 1: Auditory Brain Development: The Foundation of Listening, Language and Literacy
DAY 2: The Auditory Basis of Literacy & Acoustic Accessibility: A Brain-Based Perspective
About the presenter: Dr Carol Flexer
Carol Flexer received her doctorate in audiology from Kent State University in 1982. She was at The University of Akron for 25 years as a Distinguished Professor of Audiology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Special areas of expertise include pediatric and educational audiology. Dr. Flexer continues to lecture extensively nationally and internationally about pediatric audiology issues and has authored more than 155 publications. She has co-edited and authored twelve books. Dr Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, a past president of the American Academy of Audiology, and a past-president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Dr. Flexer is a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT) and a licensed audiologist. For her research and advocacy for children with hearing loss, Dr Flexer has received three prestigious awards; two from The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- the Volta Award and Professional of the Year Award, and one from the American Academy of Audiology; the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Flexer also is a Certified Laughter Leader.
Course: Assessment to Intervention with Teresa Caraway and Cheryl Dickson
Dates: 30 ­­­­­– 31 October 2014
About the presenters:
Teresa Caraway
Teresa H. Caraway, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is an international leader in Auditory-Verbal practice. The Founder and President of Learning Innovation Associates, LLC, she thrives on encouraging and challenging others to achieve listening and spoken language outcomes for deaf or hard of children and their parents around the world. Audiences enjoy Dr Caraway’s humour and wit as she pushes the boundaries of how to improve outcomes for children in this new millennium. Her areas of expertise include strategies to teach spoken language through listening, to guide and coach parents, adult learning, theory of mind development, staff development, mentoring and program development. She has authored or co-authored a number of journal articles in these areas. Dr Caraway has delivered keynotes and workshops in nearly all fifty states of America, Canada, Mexico, throughout South America, the Northern Marianna Islands, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-Executive Director of the Hearts for Hearing Foundation and currently serves as special advisor. A Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist - Auditory Verbal Therapist, she served as the founding President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Additionally, she is a founding board member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Dr Caraway has previously served as a Director of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, and Auditory-Verbal International (AVI). She has been recognized by her peers for outstanding clinical skills. A former Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Caraway skillfully blends research into clinical practice.
Cheryl L. Dickson
Cheryl L Dickson, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVT, has worked with children with hearing loss for 35 years and has been a certified auditory-verbal therapist since 1994. She has a private practice in Sydney, Australia, and consults throughout Southeast Asia. Dickson has consulted with Cochlear Ltd., MED-EL, The Hearing House in Auckland New Zealand, The Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre and Renwick College at the University of Newcastle, to name a few. Dickson was the founding director of CLASP (Center for Learning and Speech) Auditory-Verbal Centre in the Philippines. Dickson received her B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Northern Colorado and a master's degree in Special Education from University of Arizona. Dickson serves as co-chair of the certification committee of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.