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Pamela Aasen

Mom's the Word

PAMELA AASEN, a special education teacher for 25 years has two boys, 12 & 14, both of whom have bilateral cochlear implants. Pamela has relied on her background to help her children develop into confident, successful and independent young men. With the invaluable instruction from audio-verbal therapists over the years she dedicated herself to providing her sons with an ongoing audio verbal environment at home and a life full of rich experiences....

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Marshal Chasin

Audio-Logic

DR. MARSHALL CHASIN, AuD, M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO, Aud(C) is an Audiologist and the Director of Auditory Research at the Musicians' Clinics of Canada in Toronto, Ontario. He is also the Co-ordinator of Research at the Canadian Hearing Society, Director of Research at ListenUp Canada, Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto (in Linguistics) and an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario (School of Communication Sciences & Disorders). Marshall has...

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Becky Clem

Speaking of Which

BECKY CLEM, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Listening-Spoken Language Specialist with AVT certification. Her clinical specialization is working with babies and young children with cochlear implants. She is passionate about family centered care and health literacy for all families who have children with special needs. Becky is employed at the Education Coordinator for Rehabilitation Services at Cook Children's Medical Center. She serves on the Cook Children's...

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Glynnis Dubois

Speaking of Which

GLYNNIS DUBOIS, Ph.D. Student is a Registered Nurse and a Speech-Language Pathologist who has had the privilege to work with children with hearing loss and their families as an Auditory Verbal therapist. She is also a feeding therapist, focusing mainly on infants and toddlers who have challenges around feeding and swallowing. As a Kinderdance instructor she has developed some insight into the importance of music and movement in the support...

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Stacey Lim

Audio-Logic

STACEY LIM, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A is an Assistant Professor of Audiology at Central Michigan University. At CMU, she is teaches graduate audiology courses. She has also taught numerous courses in audiology at Kent State University as an instructor of record from 2006-2013. In addition, she has also been a guest lecturer for workshops for graduate speech-language pathology students and gerontology students. Dr. Lim has also presented at...

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Karen MacIver-Lux

I Hear That

KAREN MACIVER-LUX, M.A., Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, LSLS Cert. AVT® was diagnosed with a bilateral mild (125 Hz) steeply sloping to profound (1000Hz) sensori-neural hearing loss at 3.11 years of age. The otolaryngologist told her parents that the diagnosis of hearing loss meant a lifetime of silence and lost opportunities in spoken communication. However, with the support of a young audiologist, speech-language pathologist, a teacher of the deaf and an auditory-verbal therapist,...

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Stephen Owen

Do Differently

STEPHEN OWEN is the Operations Manager of SoundIntuition. He is responsible for the management of the company’s website and products that provide learning opportunities. He also provides sales and customer support. Stephen’s many years in the marketing industry has given him a solid understanding of the extreme value of a company’s brand; not just as far as what consumers see in its logo, branding and advertising but more importantly how...

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Margit Pukonen

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MARGIT PUKONEN is the Program Director at The Speech and Stuttering Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Margit was among the first employees hired to develop and run group therapy programs for preschool children with speech and language needs at what was then known as the Speech Foundation of Ontario. She has shared her knowledge and experience on this topic with clinicians across Ontario through conference presentations and workshops. Margit has also coauthored a...

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Melanie Ribich

Mom's the Word

MELANIE RIBICH, , M.S., B.S. is the mother of a nine year old daughter and six year old twin boys, one of whom has a bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss. Melanie earned her B.S.in Secondary Education and her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. After fourteen years of teaching high school Spanish, Melanie chose to focus solely on raising her children and learning as much as she can about hearing loss and...

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Shannon Palmer

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SHANNON PALMER, Au.D., Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Central Michigan University where she teaches courses related to adult and pediatric diagnostic audiology, and auditory processing disorders. She also works clinically at CMU conducting behavioral and electrophysiological pediatric diagnostic testing, auditory processing evaluations, and cochlear implant services. She received her Au.D. in 2009 and Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Connecticut. Her research areas of expertise include pediatric audiology,...

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Jonathan Samson

I'm All Ears

JONATHAN SAMSON has a bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss which was diagnosed in the early 1970s. He received auditory training from Louise Crawford at the Hospital for Sick Children in and auditory-verbal therapy from Warren Estabrooks at The Learning to Listen Foundation (LTLF) in Toronto, Canada. Jonathan received a cochlear implant in his late 20s and he returned to The Learning to Listen Foundation for Auditory Skills Training post activation of...

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Rebecca Siomra

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REBECCA SIOMRA, MSc., SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is dedicated to working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Her passion is to guide parents and caregivers in developing new strategies, as well as to become aware of the ones they already have, to help their child's communication skills progress. Rebecca's current goal of becoming a certified Auditory Verbal Therapist (AVT) has certainly opened...

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Erin Smith

Speaking of Which

ERIN SMITH, M.H.Sc., Reg CASLPO is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who provides a variety of speech and language services to preschool and school aged children and their families. As an SLP she provides assessment and intervention for children with language, articulation, fluency, voice and various developmental communication concerns (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome). In addition to her role as an SLP, she has completed additional training in Auditory Verbal...

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Carrie Spangler

Speaking of Which

CARRIE SPANGLER , Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA brings both a personal and professional perspective to the field of audiology. Carrie was born with a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. She was identified at the age of 4, and has worn hearing aids since. She attended mainstream school and received services to develop listening and spoken language skills. Carrie gives thanks to her parents who...

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Paige Stringer

Do Differently

PAIGE STRINGER is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss. Her background is in marketing and business development, including managerial positions held at the Clorox Company and Amazon.com. Paige was born with a severe to profound hearing loss and communicates through listening and spoken language. She holds her Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington where she was a full scholarship athlete, and a...

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Mikaeel Valli

I'm All Ears

MIKAEEL VALLI's, HBSc ability to listen and use spoken communication effectively diverts attention of the listener speculating if Mikaeel can hear and talk because he wears a cochlear implant to that of pure appreciation for the topics he talks animatedly about. Mikaeel is actively pursuing his passion in the health field by working on his undergraduate degree in Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada. Mikaeel would consider his...

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