Presentations and Cue Classes

Cued Speech Classes:

  • Beginner Cued Speech taught by Nicole Dobson
  • Intermediate Cued Speech taught by Suzy Brown
  • Cued Spanish taught by Llanley Hernandez

2017 Spring Camp Cheerio

Speaker Biographies

Friday, Session I and Saturday, Session III

Teaming Up To Develop a Self-Advocacy Roadmap Toward Independence

Catharine McNally is the Chair-Elect of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. A native cuer and bilateral cochlear implant recipient, McNally is a Product Manager at Phase2 Technology and co-owner of a CrossFit gym. She is a dedicated advocate for using technology to bridge the accessibility divide – constantly finding new uses for accessibility. Her influential work has been recognized through national leadership awards, honors, and national publications. In 2011, Catharine was listed as “People to Watch” in the Washingtonian Magazine’s Tech Titans feature, and was the recipient of the American Association of People with Disabilities national leadership award. She lost her hearing at eight months old, has used Cued Speech since she was eighteen months old and received her first cochlear implant at the age of three. When in college, Catharine completed a successful internship to increase accessibility and awareness at the Dali Universe gallery at the County Hall Gallery in London. After graduating from Wake Forest University, she began her career in accessibility at VSA Arts, the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Lauren Pruett has 27+ years in the cueing community.  She’s a nationally certified cued language transliterator, qualified transliterator trainer, and consultant.  Lauren graduated from Kenyon College, and participated in the Gallaudet training program for CLTs. As co-owner of Language Matters Inc, Lauren’s duties include coordinating the company’s educational activities, transliterators and projects. Lauren is currently a board member representing cued language transliterators on the NC Interpreter/Transliterator Licensure Board (NCITLB), and is part of the Installation Team for NCDPI working to create and implement updated guidelines/requirements for interpreters and transliterators in the K-12 environment. Recent interesting projects include work with CueSign Inc promoting the bilingual use of natural cued and signed languages and decorating a newly-erected 4-season porch.

 Saturday, Session I

IEPs for HI Students – How To Get The Most Out of Your Plan!

Stephanie Payonk is a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of hearing in a local public school system that serves students aged 3-22. She has worked in both itinerant, school based and classroom settings. Stephanie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Deaf Education and she earned her masters degree in Deaf Education from Vanderbilt University. Stephanie is a certified cued speech instructor and is a member of the board of directors for Spring Camp Cheerio. She lives in Salisbury, NC with her husband Andy and daughter Maddi.

 Virginia Madorin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education of the Deaf from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011, and a Master of the Arts degree in Language Learning and Development from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2014. She currently works as a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, serving students aged 3-22 for a local public school system. Virginia has a background in both signing/manual and auditory/oral/verbal communication methods. She lives in Kannapolis, NC with her husband, son, and numerous pets.

 Saturday, Session II

Improving Executive Functioning Skills in Children With Hearing Loss

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, 5 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 6 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!

Sunday, Session I

Speech and Language Evaluations

Nicole Dobson is a speech-language pathologist, teacher of the deaf, special education consultant and Cued Speech instructor.  She is the sole proprietor of ACCESS Services, providing ASL, Cued language, Communication, Education, and Speech Support services.  She is past-president of the Cued Speech Association of Maine and is the director of CSAME’s program, Camp Discover, in collaboration with Maine Hands & Voices.  She has been working in the field of speech-language pathology for 18 years, and cueing professionally for 10 years.  She is the co-creator of Visual-Tactile-Motor Prompts for Speech and is currently working on Discovering Cued Speech in Color, a Cued Speech instructional curriculum.

 

 

 

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