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

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

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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

Students Bring Holiday Cheer to a Special Classmate


January 5, 2014—Students in the Young Voices Program, a collaboration between Clarke and the Worcester School District, recently helped brighten the holidays for one special friend.

Yan Perez Garcia, a kindergarten student in the Young Voices Program, was diagnosed at 6 months old with a brain tumor. Yan has been in the hospital since October 27th, away from his friends and teachers at school, family, and his favorite activities, like football and baseball. While treatment has left Yan with many side effects, including his hearing loss, he never lets his condition get him down. He is always wearing a smile and quick to serenade his friends with a hearty rendition of “You are my Sunshine.”

To show Yan how much they missed him, students in the Young Voices Program and mainstream classrooms made special ornaments, cards, and gifts for Yan. Teachers Ms. Christine and Ms. Valerie delivered over 300 ornaments and cards this December. Yan received letters of hope and love, snowflakes, bells, wreaths and a reindeer. His favorite gift of all was a World Series baseball from the Boston Red Sox!

Yan’s family thanks the Clarke community for their support and encourages Clarke friends to follow Yan’s Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/YansFighters