Hi! My name is Monica Faherty and I received an M.S. in Speech Pathology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA and an M.S. in Education of the Deaf from Washington University, St. Louis. My over forty years of experiences have been as an Speech Language Pathologist in Hearing-Impaired Programs in public schools, a school for the deaf, and private practices in Virginia and North Carolina. As a teacher of students with hearing loss, I developed a Parent-Infant Program, worked as a preschool teacher and an itinerant teacher for Grades K-12 in Raleigh, NC. Between 2002-2007 I completed all of the Auditory Verbal Training Modules, practicum and mentoring. In 2012 I earned the Achievement for Best Practices in Teaching Spoken Language to Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing awarded by the North Carolina Consortium for Deaf/HH.
In 2015 I was awarded 2 grants. The first was from the N.C. A.G.Bell Association to purchase 2 narrative language development programs and the second from a local education foundation to carry out a year-long vocabulary project using iPods with students with hearing loss with significant language and literacy delays.
In 2018, I was invited to be a guest instructor for the website The Online Itinerant for two trainings:
- How to use the Classroom Curriculum to Boost Language and Literacy Achievement for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
Knowing the needs of my students, I designed these products to support the development of their independence, self-awareness and self-advocacy. I hope you are as excited about these products as I am!