July 20, 2018—Clarke students met Cole, a dog who is deaf and inspiring classrooms of children in the Philadelphia area. [More]
July 14, 2018—Michael Franti and guest singer Victoria Canal joined Clarke’s Summer Camp attendees at Beacon Field in Greenfield, MA to experience the positive power of music.[More]
July 10, 2018—Clarke Jacksonville recently installed a classroom magnet wall ball system! The innovative system provides an interactive play space that strengthens gross and fine motor skills, while fostering an interest in STEM skills. [More]
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.
Viewers of the webinar could access multiple feeds during the presentation, including a video feed of the presenters, a CART transcript, a visual of the powerpoint presentation, and a visual of the iPad screen. These visual supports made the webinar especially accessible for people with hearing loss. The webinar also featured a message board system where participants could type questions and comments during the webinar, allowing the presenters to address questions in real time. A full archive of the webinar is available free of charge at: http://www.mecdhh.org/resources/webinars/webinar-archives/.