Communication Development of a Multi-Modal Communicator: A Case Study
Part 2 1 hour 35 minutes
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Sarah Keyes, Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Sarah Keyes has been a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (TOD) for the past 25 years and is currently employed as an itinerant TOD with Childhood Educational Associates, Inc. She has worked all over the Capital Region of New York with children of all ages, all types of hearing loss and with varying communication styles.
Sarah graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Linguistics (with a focus on American Sign Language) and from Boston University with an M.Ed. in Education of the Deaf. Through her work with students with both hearing and vision loss, she became affiliated with the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) for guidance and support. She was then invited to be a DeafBlind Advisor with NYDBC. Sarah possesses fluency in American Sign Language and an ingenuity for supporting students with varying communication needs.
Sarah was recently recognized in a Teacher Profile by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness for her commitment and extraordinary work in the field.
Kaitlyn Ahl, Speech-Language Pathologist
Kaitlin Ahl is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in upstate New York. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Ithaca College and her Master of Science in Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities also from Ithaca College.
Kaitlin has spent the last nine years working with students ages 5-21 with varying communication abilities. She has experience working with students with multiple disabilities and also those with dual sensory loss (hearing and vision loss). In addition to her work as a speech-language pathologist, Kaitlin also serves as a DeafBlind Advisor with the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) for the past 5 years. She also is an active participant and facilitator in the NYDBC-led Community of Practice (CoP), Network of Teachers working with DeafBlind (NTDB) students, in her region.
Kaitlin’s creative and supportive nature allows for new, emerging skills to develop and flourish in all learners!