#TeamTuesday Feature: Bambi Reed
Every Tuesday, Beginnings SC will highlight the professionals across South Carolina doing amazing work in their role to help deaf & hard of hearing children in our state reach their fullest potential! It takes an entire team (or a village, if you will) to provide families with the best support and resources to help their children.
Featured: Bambi Reed, ToDHH/Early Interventionist, SC School for the Deaf & the Blind
What is your connection with deaf and hard of hearing families/individuals?
I work with school age students on language acquisition and academic skills. I work with babies, toddlers and families through parent education so that families understand their child's hearing level and have strategies for acquiring language whether oral or signed. I also have a sister in law who is Deaf.
Describe your role/job in one sentence:
I am a teacher and language acquisition specialist.
Why/how did you get involved?
I always wanted to be a teacher. I took an ASL class in college to learn to communicate with a friend. I enjoyed learning the language so much that I combined my interests into one major - the education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.
What is something you feel is important that you would like to share?
I am also a certified interpreter for the Deaf.
If you could choose any era to live in, what would it be?
I would choose the era of the founding of the United States. I have a love of history and have always had an interest in this time period. I would miss modern conveniences though!