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Leigh, Kate

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​Kate has been involved in deaf education for 20 years, both in practice and research. Kate has worked in traditional school settings, with the visiting teacher service and in teacher training, in Victoria and Western Australia. She has worked with students who are deaf and hard of hearing from kindergarten through to tertiary and with trainee teachers of the deaf in a range of settings. Kate’s core areas of interest include the ways in which we assess and describe different aspects of language and how these inform planning, programming and teaching practice. Kate currently works as a language specialist, assessing and monitoring language progress for more than 60 students from prep to year 12 at St Mary’s College for Hearing Impaired Students. She also works as a lecturer in Deafness Studies at The University of Melbourne as part of the Learning Interventions team.