Education Program Advisory Committee

Thank you to co-chairs Trudy Smith, BSpecEd, ME.d., LSLS Cert. AVT, Ph.D. Cand., Lilian Flores-Beltran, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT, and Teri Ouellette, M.S.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVEd and to the following committee members for their participation in the education program advisory and review process:

Symposium Chairs

Trudy Smith, BSpecEd, ME.d, LSLS Cert. AVT, Ph.D. Cand. (Australia)

Trudy Smith, BSpecEd, ME.d, LSLS Cert. AVT, Ph.D. Cand., is the current Manager of Continuing Professional Education at NextSense Institute (formerly the RIDBC Centre in Australia) where she runs conferences, workshops, and webinars in hearing and vision education and health. She has been a teacher of the deaf since 1998, has worked as an auditory-verbal therapist supporting children and families in rural and remote settings, and earned her certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist in 2007. Trudy spent two years working for MED-EL in Austria, teaching and coaching parents, teachers, and therapists around the world in early intervention and education for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Lilian Flores-Beltran, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT (Mexico)

Lilian Flores-Beltran, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT, obtained the title of speech-language pathologist in 1980 and specializes in cognition and language. She has a master’s in educational technology and a Ph.D. degree in pedagogy. She was certified as an LSL Specialist in 2003 and recognized with the award of the AG Bell professional of the year in 2005. She is the author of four books related to auditory rehabilitation as well as the Cocleando App. She works and practices from Mexico City, Mexico.

Teri Ouellette, M.S.Ed, LSLS Cert. AVEd (United States)

Teri Ouellette, M.S.Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd, is past President of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf. She has taught LSL-based programming for infants through middle school students in early intervention as well as private and public-school settings. Teri is past President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language Board of Directors and served on the Education Advisory Panel for the AG Bell 2022 Global LSL Virtual Symposium.

Committee Members
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