Casey Reimer, Deafness/Hard of Hearing - Washington University, St. Louis
Casey Reimer attends Washington University in St. Louis where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is focusing on developing the social skills of preschool children with hearing loss as well as different vocabulary learning strategies for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Casey is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where she earned her B.S. in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, she followed two of her passions, teaching and traveling, by moving to Sydney, Australia and then Park City, Utah. After two years of teaching, traveling, and snowboarding Casey moved to St. Louis to begin her Master’s of Science in Deaf Education at Washington University in St. Louis. When she completed her Masters, Casey accepted a job teaching children with hearing loss to talk and listen at The Moog Center for Deaf Education in St. Louis. With the guidance and mentorship of listening and spoken language specialists at The Moog Center, Casey spent two years working with children aged 3-6 in an intensive therapeutic setting. While teaching speech, language, and listening skills to children with a range of hearing loss and language ability, Casey’s desire to expand her knowledge in the field of deafness grew. In her free time, Casey coaches a Special Olympics basketball team, enjoys running, yoga, and spending time at the lake in Michigan. She is forever a Wolverines fan and is now an adoptive Cardinals fan.