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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]

 
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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