AG Bell Academy Appoints Andrew Kendrick to Its Board of Directors
Washington, D.C. – April 9, 2013 – The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language announces the appointment of Andrew Kendrick, M. SpEd., LSLS Cert. AVT, to its board of directors for the 2013-2015 term.
Kendrick serves as Global Rehabilitation Manager for Cochlear Ltd., where he develops and drives the rehabilitation strategy for the company to ensure candidates, recipients and professionals are well supported across the globe. During 2004-2007, he served as a committee member on the Auditory Verbal Certification Committee within the AG Bell Academy, whose responsibilities include reviewing the auditory verbal exam, assessing exam candidates in terms of habilitation proficiency, and supervising the exam.
Kendrick has worked as a listening and spoken language specialist for the past 24 years as therapist, consultant, lecturer, and publisher, giving him the opportunity to work in Australia, Singapore and China with children, parents, teachers, therapists, audiologists and other related professionals across cultures. He has presented and lectured extensively at national and international conferences across the Asia Pacific region.
In Singapore, he served as director of a cochlear implant program providing pre- and post-cochlear implant support. Across the Asia Pacific region, he has supported the development and delivery of training programs for professionals.
As program development manager for The Shepherd Centre in Australia, a large nongovernmental auditory-verbal intervention centre in Australia, Kendrick worked to establish an internal training and mentoring program and external professional development courses, and deliver improved accountability across the organization for children’s outcomes. In China, Kendrick established the Beijing Training and Education Centre, introducing auditory-verbal therapy and improved pediatric audiology to China.
“Andrew Kendrick brings extensive, global experience to the AG Bell Academy Board of Directors,” said Lyn Robertson, Ph.D., president of the AG Bell Academy. “His dedication and professional experience will be invaluable as we work to increase the number of Listening and Spoken Language Specialists so that families of children with hearing loss around the world can rely on the proven support and care that LSLS certification offers.”
About the AG Bell Academy
The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (the Academy) is an independently governed, subsidiary corporation of The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Academy was established in 2005 and envisions a future where individuals and families will have qualified listening and spoken language professionals available in their immediate geographic area. The Academy is uniquely positioned to advance the revolutionary global opportunity for deaf or hard of hearing individuals to listen and talk via proven technologies and with guidance and education from certified professionals. Visit ListeningandSpokenLanguage.org