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August 9, 2010—The July issue of Good Housekeeping magazine features an excerpt from the uplifting memoir If a Tree Falls, by Clarke parent Jennifer Rosner.  When Rosner’s two daughter were born deaf, she set out on an odyssey of personal discovery, tracing a family history of deafness to ancestors in Eastern Europe.  Catherine Newman, author of Waiting for Birdy, said,  “this beautiful  book is about listening — really listening — to children, history, and one’s own, knowing heart. It’s an exquisite memoir, crossed with poetry and the unmistakable shine of truth.”[More]

June 22, 2010—Clarke Director of Early Childhood Services Marian Hartblay's recent research has been published in AB INITIO International, an online journal that provides scientific and scholarly presentations on issues and concepts in the field of parent-infant development. AB INITIO International is the journal of the Brazelton Institute, a program of the Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School.[More]

Northampton, MA, June 14, 2010—Watch and read press coverage of Clarke's 2010 Graduation from CBS 3 Springfield, the Hampshire Gazette, and the Springfield Republican.[More]

Northampton, MA, June 14, 2010—Fourteen eighth graders graduated from the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. Another twelve graduate students also received diplomas in teacher education. The class of 2010 was the first in the school's history to have a mother and son receive their diplomas on the same day.[More]

Northampton, MA, June 10, 2010—A retirement celebration was held on Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel to honor the achievements of Alan L. Marvelli, professor of education and child study and director of the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Graduate Program in Teacher Education.[More]

Buckland, MA, May 31, 2010—Students from Clarke's Mainstream Buddies program visited the Redgate Farm Education Center on May 26, 2010 for a day of fun and learning. The Mainstream Buddies program pairs eighth graders who are deaf and hard of hearing with hearing students from the Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, MA. The students took a tour of the farm, went on a scavenger hunt, and ended the day with an "egg drop" from the second story of the farm's barn. Farm director and founder Ben Murray and program coordinator Jennifer Bennett provided a variety of challenging activities for the buddies to do together. The Center has hosted Clarke field trips for nearly ten years.[More]

AMHERST, MA (WFCR), May 11, 2010—Author Jennifer Rosner of Leverett, Massachusetts is raising two young daughters -- both born with severe hearing loss. Neither Rosner nor her husband is deaf. She has just written a memoir - called "If a tree falls: A family's quest to hear and be heard". WFCR's Karen Brown reports.
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Northampton, MA, May 1, 2010—Dianne Fanelli was recently named the first Helen Chamberlain Dyer and Joseph F. Dyer Teaching Chair at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. Clarke President Bill Corwin announced the award at a Staff Recognition Ceremony held at the Northampton campus on April 15, 2010.  "Dianne possesses the blend of expertise and genuine compassion and caring for kids that all teachers aspire to,” said Corwin. “ It is a pleasure to honor her in this special way."[More]

Northampton, MA, February 18, 2010—Joe “Joey” Savarese Jr. hears what other high school basketball players cannot. While most athletes try to tune out the crowd noise at games – especially on the road – Savarese revels in the cheers or jeers that come with playing sporting events. Because when it comes to speaking and hearing, this Northampton senior takes nothing for granted.[More]

Canton, MA, November 30, 2009—Some preteens drive their parents nuts when they talk on the phone every night. But Elena Perlin of Stoughton can’t get enough of hearing her 12-year-old chatter away. Ten years ago, she wasn’t sure if her daughter Julia would ever speak. A month shy of her second birthday, doctors diagnosed Julia as profoundly deaf. ... Today, Julia speaks perfectly and is even learning Hebrew as a second language at a Jewish day school. In fourth grade, she learned to play the saxophone. And in kindergarten and first grade, she tested at above her grade level in reading.[More]