Karen qualified as a teacher of the deaf from Manchester University in 1988. She then moved to Brighton to work at Ovingdean Hall School for the Deaf from 1988-1996, teaching English & Science GCSE to deaf students. Karen wanted to get some mainstream teaching experience so worked at a specialist unit for hearing impaired and physically disabled pupils at Angmering Secondary School for two years. She then joined the Sensory Needs Service in September 1998, where she worked with hearing impaired children across the age range, and managed the Service for the Hearing-Impaired for 13 years. Because Karen enjoyed working with pre-school children and their families, and undertook additional specialist training in working with 0-2s, and attended a number of courses run by AVUK. Karen then enrolled on their training programme in September 2013, and joined the team AVUK in September 2015.

Karen qualified as a certified Auditory Verbal Therapist in May 2017.

Karen works three days a week at our London centre.

Email: Karen.Gazeley@avuk.org

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