M.Ed (Multi-Sensory impairment)
B.Ed (Spec Ed)
Certificate in Education: Teaching hearing impaired children
Gail is able to provide both consultancy and training for children and young people who are deafblind/multi-sensory impaired (MSI). Gail has a particular interest and expertise in individuals with CHARGE syndrome.
Gail is a specialist teacher for children who are deafblind/MSI, and also works with children with a single sensory impairment and additional needs. Gail has a wealth of experience in supporting these children and young people in the home and educational settings, working closely with both the family and involved professionals.
Over 30 years in the field of special education, working with children who are deafblind/multi-sensory impaired, children with both severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and children who are hearing impaired
Taught in SLD/PMLD schools and a school for the deaf before becoming an advisory teacher, initially for hearing impaired children and then deafblind/multi-sensory impaired children. Gail has worked within a number of different local authorities and also worked for Sense as Principal MSI consultant teacher and Lead Practice Advisor
A particular interest in individuals with CHARGE syndrome and has a wealth of experience in supporting these children and young people in the home and educational settings. She presents at national and international conferences in this field and successfully completed her PhD studies, researching the education of learners with CHARGE. Gail is also on the committee for the CHARGE Family Support Group
An interest in supporting new practitioners in the field of deafblindness/multi-sensory impairment and has previously been a tutor for the University of Birmingham Distance Education Programme for Multi-Sensory Impairment
Experience as a speaker at national and international conferences