Dr Christina Perigoe is the Coordinator of the Early Oral Intervention graduate program at The University of Southern Mississippi. This program trains professionals to work with families in maximising the listening and spoken language potential of infants and young children with hearing loss. She is a certified teacher of the deaf, speech pathologist and auditory-verbal therapist.
Dr. Perigoe holds a PhD in Communication Disorders from McGill University, Masters degrees in Education, Education of the Deaf, and Research in Communication Disorders, and a post-graduate degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. She has been a clinical supervisor, administrator and university professor, having taught in Montreal (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), Vermont, Florida, and New Jersey. She was the co-editor of The Volta Review Monograph (2004) on the topic of children with hearing loss and additional special needs and co-editor of The Volta Review Monograph (2010) entitled “Professional Preparation for Listening and Spoken Language Practitioners.”