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January 23, 2014—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is requesting proposals for the 35th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss to be held October 21-22, 2014 in Sturbridge, MA. This annual conference brings together educators, therapists, and parents for two days of workshops and sessions on the topic of educating students with hearing loss in mainstream classrooms. [More]

January 21, 2014—Joni Skinner, AuD, an audiologist for Clarke's Northampton, MA Hearing Center has been selected as a Breakout Session speaker at "Map Through the Maze" in Marlborough, MA on May 21, 2014. This is a conference for Alzheimer Care Professionals. There is actually a "speaker wait list" so to be selected to present in the first round is quite an accomplishment. [More]

January 15, 2014—Clarke Mainstream Services has been invited to present a two-day workshop for the San Diego Unified School District on January 30 and 31, 2014. The workshop, “Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Settings: The Path of Success” gives an overview of the challenges students with cochlear implants and hearing aids face in terms of reading and literacy and how these challenges can impact learning in academic subjects. [More]

January 5, 2014—Whatever your passion, the Development Team can work with you on innovative ways to support Clarke. [More]

January 5, 2014—Students in the Young Voices Program, a collaboration between Clarke and the Worcester School District, recently helped brighten the holidays for one special friend.

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January 5, 2014—On December 18, Clarke Boston visited Montilio's Bakery in Brockton, MA to decorate gingerbread cookies. The students got to decorate their own cookies with a piping bag of frosting and different candies. They also took a behind the scenes tour of the bakery to see how cookies and cakes are made.

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January 5, 2014—On November 25, 2013, Nina Fistler from Clarke Northampton traveled to Portland, Maine to co-present a webinar at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH). Christa Cook of the Early Childhood Program at MECDHH served as co-presenter. The webinar, There’s An App for That: An Introduction to Using Apps to Target Spoken Language Skills, provided key information on speech and language iPad apps for parents and professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The audience consisted of families, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers of the deaf, and preschool and daycare staff. The presentation covered the features of a useful app, demonstrations of app use, and an overview of resources.

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January 5, 2014—Clarke is pleased to announce the new Linking Up! Program, a series of social activities designed for the needs of children with hearing loss. Activities are led by experienced teachers of the deaf and encourage leadership and independence while enhancing listening, communication, and social skills.

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November 25, 2013—Clarke Mainstream Services in Northampton, MA, will hold a practical and interactive 4-day oral transliterating workshop on March 24-27, 2014. Taught by nationally certified oral transliterators, this 30 hour training program will feature an introduction to hearing loss, an overview of voicing techniques, and live modeling sessions. Clarke offers the only program in the United States that trains educational oral transliterators who help facilitate communication for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The cost to attend is $550 per person. Massachusetts Professional Development Points (PDPS) and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) CEUs are available for participants who complete the program.

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November 13, 2013—Fun, fashion, and fundraising were the theme at the 2013 Community Clothes Charity Sale held October 29 - November 2, in Wayne, PA. Organized annually by the Community Clothes Charity (CCC) Committee, this popular charitable sale features select new and gently worn fashion from high-end designers. All proceeds from the sale benefit charitable organizations serving the Pennsylvania community. This year’s sale proceeds will benefit Clarke Pennsylvania and local nonprofit Puppies Behind Bars (PBB).

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