Biography - Prof Claudine Storbeck
Prof Claudine Storbeck is the Director of The Centre for Deaf Studies, which she founded 21 years ago at The University of the Witwatersrand. The CFDS offers a host of research, post-graduate education & training opportunities in Deaf Education and Deaf Studies in South Africa, Africa and abroad. In her passion to support families of deaf and hard of hearing infants, Claudine founded the HI HOPES early intervention programme in 2006. In addition to deaf infants, this home-based, family-centred early intervention programme now also supports families of deafblind & developmentally delayed infants. Claudine played a core role in the groundbreaking launch of Netcare’s Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme in June 2019. She is a fluent user of South African Sign Language, has been married for 26 years and has 2 gorgeous teenage sons.