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October 15, 2010—The 31st Annual Mainstream Conference, presented by Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, was featured on WWLP's 22 News.[More]

September 15, 2010—Clarke has proudly served the needs of children with hearing loss since 1867, and now, in 2010, our mission has not changed: providing children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Clarke has always been a leader in the field of auditory/oral education, and our programs and services have evolved over the years to meet the changing needs of the children and families we serve.[More]

September 12, 2010—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is delighted to announce its collaboration with The Ishraq Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Clarke has been invited to assist with the development of a new program to serve children with cochlear implants between the ages of two and six years old. Until now, there has been no formal program to assist implanted children with developing listening and spoken language in Kuwait.[More]

September 10, 2010—The August 2010 issue of The Hearing Review features an article on the communication development of a student at the Jacksonville campus of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. The student received an auditory brainstem implant at the University of Verona in Italy and, after 2 years at Clarke, has made good progress in auditory comprehension and spoken language development.[More]

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]