I am a writer and education researcher who specializes in hearing loss and the impact it has on children and families. I write from a parental, as well as a personal, perspective, as my young son and I were diagnosed with hearing loss one year apart.
I hold an Ed. D in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University; where I was a Spencer Fellow for the 2005 cohort. After ten years of early childhood teaching experience, my current research interests include: hearing loss, brain development and the impact on literacy; how hearing loss affects learning in the classroom and making schools hearing-accessible; raising public awareness of hearing loss detection and treatment; and community and parent involvement.