Early Education Program

for Hearing Impaired Children

Early Education Program Staff

The Early Education Program for Hearing Impaired Children has a team of professionals who work with families to facilitate the development of children with hearing loss.

Bronwyn Skafte
Bronwyn has a Bachelor of Applied Science; Speech Pathology. She is an experienced clinician who initially worked with both adults and children in a general Hospital setting. She then worked for many years with hearing impaired children at a private school Hearing Unit and also with children in a community health setting. Her passion and commitment to working with families with children with hearing impairment has been further consolidated over the many years that she has been involved in EEP. Bronwyn has a duel role as Manager of EEP and teaching a small caseload of families and as such provides leadership for the future direction of EEP.
Cindy Lim
Cindy has a Bachelor of Applied Science; Speech Pathology and a Diploma in Interpreting: Auslan (Paraprofessional). She is an experienced Speech Pathologist having worked most of her career in the hearing impairment field. She is a skilled specialist in speech and language development and started the Baby group at EEP, supporting families with newly diagnosed babies. She is also a fluent Auslan user and has experience in the delivery of services through teleconference.
Amanda Lee
Amanda has worked with in medium to large organisations in an administration capacity. She was the Human Resource/Payroll Coordinator for an organisation that supported adults with a physical and intellectual disability. After working with that organisation for 10 years Amanda joined the EEP team this year in the Admin/Bursar role. Her background in finance, human resources and the disability sector make her the ideal person to support EEP to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and manage administrative and finance challenges.
Dawn Cleaver
Dawn has had experienced in a post-natal ward of a hospital and as a Mothercraft Nurse in child care centres. She has worked at EEP for many years as Program Assistant and is a highly valued member of the EEP team. She plans and prepares the weekly Playgroup for families and assists the teaching staff in all aspects of service provision.
Marissa Skok
Marisa is an Audiologist, Teacher of the Deaf, and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist), with Masters degrees in Deaf Education and Educational Psychology. She has worked across the age range from newborns to adults, and has over 20 years experience working with babies and children with hearing loss and their families. She has worked in early intervention and cochlear implant programmes, hearing unit schools and private practice in Victoria, NSW and Canada. She is passionate about helping families achieve the goal of listening and spoken language for their children.