Wendy Mccracken




Following qualification I worked in a School for the Deaf, including a day a week in a then termed ESN(M and S) school with a resource base for deaf children. After 3 years in the resource base I went to work as a peripateric teacher covering a geographical area-all age all ability; pre-school to 18 years. From this post I was seconded to undertake a years course in Audiology at Manchester University. Following qualification I moved to Avon wher I worked in a a variety of settings including a junior and secondary resource base, the nursery at the school for the deaf, as an educational audiologist across all special schools in Avon. I gained CACDP level 1 at this time. I moved to RSD Manchester and worked in the MSI unit. I passed my OSCL level 3 sign exam. I was one of the RNID/Red Cross team who went to Romania in 1991 to train ToDs, and I returend to undertake audiological assessment at Ungureni, Romania. I began working at the University as a lecturer in Deaf Education. I have worked there since becoming programme leader and a senior lecturer. I have been fortunate to lecture in New Zealand, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Russia and India. I undertook a month's consultancy work assessing pre-school provision in Vietnam and undertook quality assurance of deaf education training in Latvia. Currently I am helping to organise an International Conference on Deaf Education in 2009 to celebrate 90 years of training Teachers of the Deaf here. I have presented at numerous conferences at home and internationally, including virtual conferences. I am also GB director of Healthy Hearing for the Special Olympics andact as an External Examiner for other TOD courses. I am passionate about deaf education and the rights of deaf children, their familes and the service providers.

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