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It's Giving Tuesday!

December 3, 2019—Compassion Forward. Families Forward. Help us spread the word about Clarke's mission. [More]

Fontbonne Awarded Grant to Support Graduate Students

November 19, 2019—Clarke is pleased to share that Fontbonne University’s Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education has been awarded a $1.25 million grant by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).[More]

Honoring Clare Gill, Teacher of the Deaf and Breast Cancer Survivor

November 19, 2019—“My passion truly is working with children with hearing loss and their families!” - Clare Gill, teacher of the deaf [More]

REGISTER NOW: Listening and Spoken Language Boot Camp

November 5, 2019—You’re Invited! Listening and Spoken Language Book Camp is presented by Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech and designed to support families in Central Florida from coast to coast who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing ages birth to 5. This event will...[More]

 

Mira

“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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