Presentations and Cue Classes

Cued Speech Classes 2018: (Beginner and Intermediate are pending CEU’s)

  • Beginner Cued Speech taught by Nicole Dobson
  • Intermediate Cued Speech taught by Amy Fowler
  • Cued Spanish taught by Llanley Hernandez

2018 Spring Camp Cheerio

Speaker Biographies

Why deafness can be a tool for fostering inner strength with Q&A

Josh Swiller is the author of The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa, a New York Times bestseller and is a dedicated advocate for the deaf and disabled and for nourishing a peaceful and playful heart. Josh was born with moderate hearing loss and was legally deaf by age four. Since graduating from Yale University, he’s had a wide variety of careers, including: college professor, Peace Corps volunteer, television writer, forest ranger, sheepskin slipper craftsman, raw food chef, craniosacral therapist, and hospice worker. 

Executive Functioning

 Neena Malosky is a licensed Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She received her undergraduate degree in Auditory-Oral Deaf Education from UNCG and then went on to receive her master’s degree from the University of San Diego/John Tracey Clinic. She was also an adjunct professor in Language Facilitation in Deaf Children at UNCG.  She is currently in the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certification Process. Neena spent 10 years of her career working as a teacher for children with hearing loss in Guilford County.  She is currently employed with the Early Learning Sensory Support Program for Children with Hearing Impairments serving families with children birth to 3 years old.  Neena lives in Greensboro with her husband, 6 year old red head, and three dogs.

 Chris Czajkowski is a licensed Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She received her degree in Auditory-Oral Deaf Education at UNCG.   She is also Nationally Board Certified and has her Infant-Toddler Family Specialist certification.  She has worked with the Early Learning Sensory Support Program for Children With Hearing Impairments (ELSSP-HI) for 13 years serving families with children birth to 3 years old with hearing loss. The first 7 years of her career she served children and their families in their homes providing direct instruction and coaching. For the last 7 years she has served as a Lead Teacher, providing guidance, support and leadership to teachers in ELSSP-HI. Chris is married and a mother of two awesome children!

 

 Assistive Alerting Devices

Blaire McCorkle Johnston has been Charlotte’s Regional Center Manager at the NC Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing since June 2016. In this role, she has been supporting DSDHH’s mission to ensure that North Carolinians with hearing loss have full communication access, especially in the areas of their well-being and health. Prior to her role on this exciting team, Blaire served for nine years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the deaf and hard of hearing, where she was successful at supporting VR’s mission of helping people with disabilities find employment. She is also serving various organizations that advocate for people with disabilities in education, independent living, and community involvement. Her passion and commitment to self-advocacy is powered by her experience as a person with a hearing loss. She grew up in the mainstream program in Charlotte, and learned what it means to break down communication barriers. Blaire obtained her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University in 2011 and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She enjoys reading, traveling, and as a native Western NC girl, she is still deciding where her loyalties lie in the Eastern vs. Western NC BBQ debate!

 

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