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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]

 
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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