Pauline Grant is the lead consultant for Listen to Learn. After teaching English and Drama in London comprehensive schools and a short career break, she studied for the post graduate mandatory qualification which entitles her to be known as a Teacher of the Deaf, graduating in 1989. Pauline also has particular expertise on the educational management of APD. She is a member of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf and the British Society of Audiology; she is currently Chair of the BSA Special Interest Group for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD).
After a career working as an Advisory Teacher of the Deaf for a local education authority – eventually heading the service – she now works independently so that she has time to focus much more on those areas of her work she feels most passionate about.
Pauline works with families and their children (toddlers to teenagers) – who have hearing losses ranging from mild to profound, including those with cochlear implants. She provides advice, training and support to teachers, teaching assistants, nursery staff and the child’s classmates to ensure that all the skills are in place for the partially hearing child to be fully included in the life of the school, both academically and socially. Details about the range of training available (which is tailored to individual needs) can be found on the Training Packages page.
Her background in audiology – in particular her experience with teaching deaf children to maximise their listening potential, has led to a particular interest in children who find it hard to listen and concentrate at school – even if they have normal hearing. Some (but not all) of these children have suspected or diagnosed Auditory Processing Disorder.