I have a passion for improving outcomes for children with hearing loss and their families by growing professionals who are inspired to serve them. As an interventionist, I have experienced firsthand the challenges in providing quality services as well as the great rewards in sharing in the lives of children and their families. I have developed LIA as a global company providing professional development opportunities to individuals, groups, and organizations who seek the best for kids and families by improving their professional knowledge and skills.
I believe that we share in the learning journey. I chose the picture of the path on the home page of this website because it visually expresses my belief that we are all on this path together – learning and growing from one another. Some of us are on the path because we choose to become speech-language pathologists, audiologists, teachers of the deaf, Auditory-Verbal Therapists, early interventionists, educators, nurses, physicians, or social workers. Some of us were thrown upon this path when we happened to have a child with hearing loss or special needs born into our families. It is these families, the bravest people on earth, who dare to dream for their child and allow us as professionals the humble privilege of sharing their life journey. Whether we are on the path as a professional or parent – we are together – learning, encouraging, inspiring, coaching, challenging, and motivating each other to achieve previously unsurpassed outcomes for children.
These exceptional outcomes can be experienced for children and their families around the world. My experience in working with professionals and parents internationally has taught me that no matter where we live, work, or play, there is a common goal: we want what is best for children so that they can reach their full potential in life. Pressing onward towards this goal, parents persevere and professionals strive to improve their knowledge and skills.
I invite you to be an on going participant on this website. I hope you will explore the services provided by LIA and learn more about our workshops and keynotes, institutes, 1:1 mentoring or consulting and planning services.
I am always searching for what I can do new, better, or different. That is what makes this so much fun! I look forward to our paths crossing in the near future and learning with you.
Teresa H. Caraway, PhD, CCC-SLP, Cert. AVT
Founder and President
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Teresa H. Caraway, Ph.D., is an international leader in Auditory-Verbal practice. The Founder and President of Learning Innovation Associates, LLC, she thrives on encouraging and challenging others through professional learning, consulting, and mentoring to achieve listening and spoken language outcomes for deaf or hard of children and their parents around the world. Audiences enjoy Dr. Caraway’s humor and wit as she pushes the boundaries of how to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in this new millennium. Her areas of expertise include strategies to teach spoken language through listening and to guide and coach parents, adult learning, theory of mind development, team building, and program development. She has authored or co-authored a number of journal articles in these areas. She has delivered keynotes and workshops in nearly all fifty states, Canada, Mexico, the Northern Marianna Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and throughout South America. Dr. Caraway is the Co-Founder and former Co-Executive Director of the Hearts for Hearing Foundation where she currently serves as Special Advisor to the organization. A Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist – Auditory Verbal Therapist, she served as the founding President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Additionally, she is a founding board member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Dr. Caraway has previously served as a Director of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, and Auditory-Verbal International (AVI). She has been recognized by her peers for outstanding clinical skills. A former Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Caraway skillfully blends research into clinical practice.