Laurie VanConia received her Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and Deaf Education from Ball State University as well as a minor in technology. She also received an Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from Murray University. She is currently consulting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students from Birth to age 21.
Her professional interests focus on reducing the impact of hearing loss on children by providing appropriate services as soon as the hearing loss is identified. Her current projects include supporting teachers, special education directors, and families to ensure a fair and accessible learning environment for all children to the best of their abilities.
In addition, she serves as recording secretary for Kentucky Educators for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, which is state organization supporting professionals in their journey to become better educators. She continues her interest in technology as a member of the Assistive Technology Consultation group for Kentucky. She enjoys sharing her resources with others and helping develop programs to support all children.