From SPHS Divsion website: Kathryn Wilson, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families has been the primary focus of my career as a speech-language pathologist, teacher of the deaf, and auditory verbal therapist for more than 30 years. Over this time, I have witnessed advances in cochlear implant and hearing aid technology, earlier ages of identification and implantation as a result newborn hearing screening, and a shift to “listening to learn” teaching strategies—all of which have contributed to more children developing age-appropriate spoken language. It has been exciting to be a professional in the field of speech-language pathology and deaf education!
By the mid 1990s, it became clear to me that another passion was emerging: to teach, train, and mentor a new generation of professionals. I began offering workshops and conferences across the nation in university classrooms, hospital clinics, early intervention and public school settings, and summer institutes. In addition to my new role as Director of FIRST YEARS (http://firstyears.org), all of these teaching experiences, prepared me for an amazing opportunity that took me to Copenhagen, Warsaw, and Istanbul this year.