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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]

Clarke Supports Families Worldwide

September 5, 2018—For many Clarke families, summer travel is no excuse to pause the listening and spoken language (LSL) learning process - even when you are 8,000 miles away from your LSL professional! [More]

Clarke Helps Undergrads Gain Classroom Experience

August 30, 2018—Clarke Philadelphia is co-located on the La Salle University campus just north of the city's vibrant downtown. The "commute" for Clarke students brings them past university signage, classroom buildings and the La Salle School of Business. College students may see...[More]

Clarke New York Celebrates Year-End Accomplishments

August 21, 2018—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in New York celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2018 and the graduation of 16 students who are deaf or hard of hearing.[More]

 
April 8, 2014

Mira


April 8, 2014—“At just a month old, Mira was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. She attended kindergarten and first grade at Clarke, which laid a foundation for language and instilled a sense of confidence in her.

"Now a third-grader in her hometown school, she is thriving academically and socially. In addition to reading, Mira loves to dance, and when she’s in class, her practice studio uses her school’s FM system. At school, Clarke Mainstream Services provides guidance to her speech pathologist and helps school staff understand how much work it is for Mira to learn to listen.

"When Mira gets invited to sleepovers, I am always amazed how she and her friends work together to make their games more inclusive. For instance, since Mira removes her implants while swimming, they all splash instead of shouting during Marco Polo. Our advice to parents: try not to get overwhelmed. Take it step by step, and use all the resources you have. We feel our daughter is getting just what she needs, and we couldn’t be happier!”

—Mike & Leah Filipkowski, Clarke Northampton parents



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