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Clarke Celebrates Revolutionary Learning at ASHA Convention

November 18, 2018—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convened thousands of professionals for their annual conference. [More]

Clarke Hosts EHDI Stakeholder Convening 

November 5, 2018—Clarke Northampton was the site of the Massachusetts State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Stakeholder Meeting on October 29.[More]

Clarke SLP Co-Leads Study Indicating Cord Blood Cells May Improve Hearing in Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss

October 2, 2018—In a recent study conducted at the Florida Hospital for Children, and co-led by Linda Baumgartner, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, speech-language pathologist and auditory-verbal therapist at Clarke Jacksonville, preliminary findings suggest an improvement in hearing in...[More]

Clarke Education Support Specialist Facilitates Learning Experience Presented by Hearing First

September 19, 2018—Get resources and techniques for the use of auditory-verbal strategies in Hearing First’s new learning experience led by Sherri Fickenscher, early intervention teacher of the deaf and education support specialist at Clarke Philadelphia.[More]

 
January 5, 2014

Clarke Launches New Social Programs for Children and Teens with Hearing Loss


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.

The Linking Up! Program is coordinated by Kaitlyn Millen, a Teacher of the Deaf at Clarke Northampton. She is on the board of the Massachusetts A.G. Bell Association as the Director of Teen Programs and directs Clarke’s “Explore the Outdoors” summer program for teens. “The goal of the Linking Up! Program is to help participants build relationships with children who also have a hearing loss. Connecting with peers can help children feel less isolated, establish new friendships, and develop confidence and a sense of identity,” reports Millen. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue to connect students with hearing loss!”

2014 Events for Children and Teens in the Western Massachusetts Area

January 11 - Annual Ice Skating Fundraiser (all ages)

Beginning January 25 - Clarke Buddies: An opportunity for kids ages 8 to 17 to be paired with a buddy their own age or a mentor.

February 8 - Theater Workshop for Teens

February 8 - Clarke's Family Ice Skate (all ages) - 5:30 pm at the Mullins Center in Amherst, MA

March 1 – BU Men's Basketball Game (all ages)

May 10 - Photography, Drawing, and Creative Writing for Teens

July 13-25 – Summer Adventure: two-week summer program

August 3-6 - Explore the Outdoors Camping Trip for Teens

For more information on Clarke events, visit our website or contact Kaitlyn Millen at kmillen@clarkeschools.org. For information on Massachusetts AG Bell Association sponsored events, please visit http://massagbell.org/events.