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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Beverly Trezek

Dr. Beverly Trezek
Dr. Beverly Trezek
is an Associate Professor of Literacy and Specialized Instruction, co-director of the Reading Specialist program, and Chair of the Department of Counseling …
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Michael Argenyi, MD

Michael Argenyi

Michael Argenyi, MD
is a physician from Seattle, Washington. He was three years old when his family began using Cued Speech. He accessed his educational environments using Cued …
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Lisa Weiss

Lisa Weiss

Lisa Weiss
is a special education attorney and the parent of three sons, one of whom was late identified as having auditory neuropathy. Shortly thereafter, Lisa chose to begin learning to cue with …
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Feta Fernsler

Feta Fernsler

Feta Fernsler
is a native cuer from the Washington, DC area. He has been fascinated with computers since he was 5 years old. His interest in technology became a hobby that …
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Presentation Speakers

Christina Armfield

Christina Armfield
Christina Armfield
, SLP, completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Western Carolina University in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently provides …
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Pamela Beck

Pamela Beck

Pamela Beck
is an Educator of the Deaf and NCSA certified Instructor of Cued Speech. She created the Discovering Cued Speech approach to assist/engage learners of all ages in schools, colleges, …
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Brigitte Charlier

Brigette Charlier

Brigitte Charlier
is the Director of the Center for Comprehension and Speech in Brussels, Belgium which is a program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and use cued and signed …
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Kelly Crain

Kelly Crain

Kelly Crain
holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University, where he learned Cued Speech in 2001. In addition to co-editing Cued Speech and Cued Language …
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Amy Crumrine

Amy Crumrine

Amy Crumrine
, a native cuer, has taught both cued American English for 12 years and ASL for 5 years. She is also an itinerant high school teacher for the Deaf and an ASL teacher …
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Nicole Dobson

Nicole Dobson

Nicole Dobson
is an SLP, Teacher of the Deaf, Special education Consultant and CS instructor. She is past-president and director of programs for the CS Association of Maine. She has …
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Karen Doenges

Feta Fernsler

Karen S. Doenges
, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. Karen has a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa in Speech Pathology and has spent her 31 year career working …
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Hilary Franklin

Hilary Franklin

Hilary Franklin
attended Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland and received cued language services throughout her educational career, including the University …
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Cathy Glover

Cathy Glover

Cathy Glover
, has an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education from the University of North Carolina, and a Master’s degree in Deaf Education from Boston University. She has …
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Rebecca Jones

Rebecca jones

Rebecca Jones
is an alumni of Wellesley College and a writer / editor. She is the mother of seven children, including her daughter, Gabrielle (Stasie), who is profoundly deaf …
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Sarah Katz

Hilary Franklin

Sarah Katz
writes poetry, essays, and book reviews. Her work appears in Deaf Lit Extravaganza, MiPOesias, RHINO Poetry, and The Rumpus, and she is Poetry Editor of The
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Kitri Larson Kyllo

Coming Soon!

Kitri Larson Kyllo
, Assistant Director, Intermediate School District 917 Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program, Minnesota. Publications: Phonemic Awareness Through Cued American …
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Hannah Mann

Hannah Mann

Hannah Mann
is a deaf native cuer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who attended Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School in Chicago, Illinois until 4th grade. She graduated …
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William McKendree

Sarah Katz

William McKendree
lost his hearing due to meningitis and received a cochlear implant in 1988 at age 4. Graduating from high school with honors and a mainstream education accessible through …
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Jennifer Montgomery

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Jennifer Montgomery
is a teacher of the deaf and hard-of- hearing and a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked in the field of Cued Speech for more than …
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Guita Movallali

Guita Movallali

Guita Movallali
has many roles at the University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences (USWR), Tehran, Iran. She is the Director of Academic Press, the Director of Central …
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Carolyn Ostrander

Carolyn Ostrander

Carolyn Ostrander
is a former CLT with a Master’s degree in Linguistics and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from Syracuse University. She is currently completing a dissertation …
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Lauren Tribby Pruett

Lauren Tribby Pruett

Lauren Tribby Pruett
has 27+ years in the cueing community. She’s a nationally certified cued language transliterator (CLT), qualified transliterator trainer, and consultant. Lauren graduated …
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Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth Richardson
is a Teacher of the Deaf for the Baltimore County Early Intervention Program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree (Atlantic Christian) and a Master’s degree (Western Maryland …
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Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose
was born profoundly deaf and diagnosed when 18 months old. He learned Cued American English and used cued language transliterators from preschool to high school. After three …
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Jane Smith

Jane Smith

Jane Smith
, Duke University; M.A., Columbia University; Certificate Auditory Learning, UNC; Certificate Cochlear Implant Consultation, Smith College; LSLS Cert AVEd. Began cueing …
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Nina Jacob-Soliven

Nina Jacob-Soliven

Nina Jacob-Soliven
is a Music Education graduate at St. Scholastica’s Conservatory; Kinder Teacher–Baguio Achiever’s Academy; Learned Sign (1997); Language Arts and Filipino Grades …
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