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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

 
January 21, 2014

Clarke Northampton Audiologist Selected to Present at Conference


January 21, 2014—Joni Skinner, AuD, an audiologist for Clarke's Northampton, MA Hearing Center has been selected as a Breakout Session speaker at "Map Through the Maze" in Marlborough, MA on May 21, 2014. This is a conference for Alzheimer Care Professionals. There is actually a "speaker wait list" so to be selected to present in the first round is quite an accomplishment.

Joni's talk, entitled Hear Me Now, Remember it Later: Hearing Loss and Dementia is scheduled during session B at 1:15 to 2:30 pm and will cover:

  1. The relationship between hearing loss and dementia.
  2. The impact of audiological treatment for individuals with memory loss.
  3. How to implement communication strategies for persons with both hearing and cognitive impairment.

This workshop will offer a review of the research that is revealing a strong correlation between hearing loss and cognitive function; provide increased awareness of how to provide enhanced support to your clients and their families with the goal of aging in place; and allow participants to gain a better understanding of how they can help those with dementia to optimize their ability to communicate and participate in the world around them thereby improving their overall quality of life.

This is a lot to pack into 1.25 hours hours, but this important topic will help to plant the seed with care givers, and will be a critical first step in providing services and support to this population.