Introducing Dr. Christa Reeves, Au.D., Director of Little Listeners
Christa Reeves, Au.D., Audiologist and Owner
Born in Athens, GA, Christa Reeves lived most of her childhood in Stone Mountain, GA. She attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate training in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Audiology. Immediately upon graduation, she enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Florida where she received her Master of Arts in Audiology in 1994.
Christa completed her professional training in 1995 (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology – CCC/A) in Memphis, TN while working for various Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians where she saw a variety of ages and medical conditions. In 2004, Christa completed her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree through the Distance Learning Program at the University of Florida.
Christa began work in Atlanta, GA at Northside Hospital, the largest birthing hospital in the United States, where she gained most of her pediatric training.
In 2001, Northside Hospital transitioned to accommodate new national standards that require every infant born in the United States receive a newborn hearing screening prior to 3 months of age. Christa was a key member of a team of audiologists that developed the standards and protocols for this enormous undertaking. Today, the program remains a model of excellence for the development of comprehensive newborn screening programs.
During her years at Northside Hospital and Dekalb Medical, Christa focused on the entire auditory development system as it progresses through childhood and into adulthood. She became known for her specialty in Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) and is currently among the few audiologists in the metro Atlanta area that have the training and expertise to test and treat for APD.
Christa has a unique passion and understanding for the entire auditory development system and has devoted her career to helping children understand and overcome their listening difficulties. Known by most of her patients as “Dr. Christa,” she has a gentle, caring demeanor with young children. In her spare time, Dr. Reeves enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and scrapbooking. She has served on the Board of Directors for an all-girls summer camp in North Georgia throughout the year and has volunteered several summers as Camp Mom or Camp Nurse during camp sessions.
Dawn Hayward, Audiology Assistant
Dawn received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She possesses over 20 years of teaching experience, with concentration in early childhood education. Dawn’s special areas of expertise include behavior management, reading readiness and cognitive development. While teaching preschool the last 9 years, she was responsible for developing and implementing a reading and math curriculum to meet GA standards and Bright From The Start state guidelines. Dawn is passionate about helping to develop young minds to succeed in learning. She holds professional development certificates in Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory, Critical Thinking and Learning through Arts, Handwriting without Tears, Sensory Integration, Phonemic Awareness in Young Children, Social and Emotional Development of Preschoolers, and Vocabulary Development and Expressive Language. Dawn completed state required training to become an Audiology Assistant in September 2014 and joined the Little Listeners staff where she administers therapy to improve listening skills.
Kim Casey, Office Manager
Kim received her BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia in 1987. She worked for Price Waterhouse in Atlanta for several years, received her certification as a CPA, and continued in the accounting profession for 8 years. She has lived and worked in the Alpharetta area for the past 27 years. After 8 years in the accounting world, she retired and decided to stay at home with her children. During these years, she volunteered countless hours in her childrens’ schools in various roles that suited her background in accounting, as well as roles that focused on nurturing and educating children. Kim joined Little Listeners in September 2013 as Office Manager, and brings to her role an affinity for details as well as a nurturing and caring demeanor.