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January 9, 2018—We are so pleased to share that Clarke Jacksonville has recently been selected to receive a grant from the Embraer Foundation! [More]

January 2, 2018—Learn about the implementation of the Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository (LSL-DR) in a report published in a peer-reviewed journal of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).[More]

December 29, 2017—Independent evaluations can inform students’ IEPs and help families keep educational goals on track.[More]

December 20, 2017—Five percent of school-age children have an auditory deficit affecting how verbal information is interpreted. This condition, whose symptoms are often confused with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). Those with CAPD have trouble with sound localization, specifically in their ability to isolate a sound source in social environments. They also have difficulty decoding the meaning of language, even though they do not necessarily have a hearing loss. CAPD occurs when the part of the brain that translates what the ear delivers does not function properly.[More]

December 9, 2017—Clarke participated in a WTLV-TV Jacksonville news story exploring the options available to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. [More]

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation joined the Board in 2008; and Sharon a Seattle-based strategic communications executive joined in 2014. "Clarke is incredibly grateful for their leadership, broad-reaching event support and high caliber fundraising efforts," said Doug Scott, Interim CEO for Clarke Schools. "Kevin, Sara and Sharon all demonstrated the passion and professionalism we hope to find in Clarke supporters and advocates at the highest level." [More]

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available via the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) online learning center. [More]

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Held on October 19 and 20 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA, the conference was kicked off by keynote speaker, Dr. Carol Flexer, who delivered a talk on Auditory Brain Development. Following Dr. Flexer’s fantastic keynote, conference participants attended workshops covering the many facets of hearing loss and its implications for learning in typical classrooms. Classroom teachers and other school staff also had the opportunity to attend an all-day short course designed to get them ready to teach a student with hearing loss for the first time. [More]

October 11, 2017—We are officially in our 150th year! [More]