HUNTINGTON STATION, NY –– Teq announces the hiring of Dr. Carol Goossens’ as its new Learning Environment Designer and Curriculum Technology Specialist.
Dr. Goossens’ is known for her creative approaches in the implementation of augmentative communication in both self-contained and inclusive classroom settings. She has presented these concepts and innovations nationally and internationally.
Goossens’ will work with Chief Learning Officer Joe Dixon and the company’s professional development department to create rich, accessible personalized and group learning experiences for the K-2, 3 classroom.
“I’m so incredibly excited to be working with Carol again,” Dixon said. “She is one of those rare individuals that possess a wealth of experience and expertise, as well as an inspiring amount of humility. Her work will both complement and elevate our professional development team.”
Dr. Goossens’ holds B.Sc. (C.D.) and M.S. degrees in Communication Disorders from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. Her Ph.D. in Special Education (specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication) was received in 1983 from Purdue University.
Over the course of her career she has held many positions serving individuals with communication disorders and developmental delays. She has worked with adults in a residential center in Ontario; served as a member of an interdisciplinary team at the Sparks Center (Regional Assessment Center) in Birmingham, Alabama; and provided augmentative communication services to preschool and school-age children through a private practice, also in Birmingham.
Upon moving to New York City, she worked as an Augmentative Communication Consultant to various agencies in the New York City area (Herbert G. Birch Services, The Shield Institute, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and New York City Schools). Most recently she lead projects and programs that addressed the needs of early childhood students with physical disabilities at the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson, New York.
Dr. Goossens’ has taught courses in special education at the University of Alabama (Birmingham) and a Computer Applications in Special Education course at Teachers College-Columbia University (New York City). She has published several clinical books regarding her work in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.