Education Program Advisory and Review Committee

Thank you to co-chairs Jane R. Madell, Ph.D., Elizabeth Tyszkiewicz, LSLS Cert. AVT, María Fernanda Hinojosa Valencia, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT, and to the following committee members for their participation in the educational program advisory and review process:

  • Trudy Smith
  • Anna Persson
  • Ritu Nakra
  • Brianda Campero
Symposium Chairs

Jane R. Madell, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, FAAA

Jane R. Madell, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, FAAA, is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS certified auditory-verbal therapist. Her clinical and research interests include hearing in infants and children, management of severe/profound hearing loss including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and remote microphones, and auditory processing disorders. She has published seven books as well as authored numerous book chapters and articles. She writes the Hearing and Kids section of the HearingHealthMatters.com blog. She is the recipient of the Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology. She is the producer and director with Irene Taylor Brodsky of the film The Listening Project, which interviews 15 young adults with hearing loss. Dr. Madell presents nationally and internationally on topics related to hearing loss in children.

Elizabeth Tyszkiewicz, LSLS Cert. AVT

Elizabeth Tyszkiewicz, LSLS Cert. AVT, is an independent trainer and mentor in auditory-verbal therapy in the UK and numerous other countries. She previously spent over 25 enjoyable years mainly in children’s cochlear implant programs, as well as in education and the voluntary sector. She values the highly individual coaching interactions offered by work with caregivers and from mentoring relationships with aspiring auditory-verbal therapists. She continues to be fascinated by many aspects of children’s thinking and communication, and by their play, and enjoys learning from a wide range of parents and their children in different countries and settings.

María Fernanda Hinojosa Valencia, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT

María Fernanda Hinojosa Valencia, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT, is currently founder and director of the Aurea Lab Development Center in Mexico City, Mexico, where people with hearing loss, language, and learning difficulties are comprehensively accompanied from early childhood to adulthood. She is Cum Laude Doctor in Educational Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid, has a degree in Neuroliguistics from the Colegio Superior de Neurolingüística in Mexico, and a degree in Psychopedagogy from the Ministry of Education of Spain. She is a member of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language board of directors and the global affairs committee, and is also on the board of directors of the Mexican Association of Therapists in Human Communication. Dr. Hinojosa is a supervisor for the auditory-verbal therapy services provided within the program for Spanish speaking families of the John Tracy Center in Los Angeles, California, with which she has collaborated for 25 years.

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