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Clarke Northampton Hosts a Parade for Preschool Families

May 11, 2020—Teacher Appreciation Week prompted the Clarke Northampton team to deck their cars with balloons and signs and host a parade for preschoolers. The team traveled over five hours throughout the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts to spread cheer! Preschool families greeted...[More]

Clarke Philadelphia Hosts Virtual Clarke Buddies Meet-Up

May 1, 2020—The first virtual Clarke Buddies meet-up was a great success! These gatherings, whether in-person or virtual, create opportunities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages 6-17, to connect outside of their typical academic setting and have some fun![More]

Maintaining Language-Rich Environments at Home

April 29, 2020—Throughout the month of May, Clarke joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in raising public awareness, knowledge and understanding about the options available to those with hearing loss. [More]

Follow Clarke on Instagram

April 24, 2020—Beginning Friday, May 1, you can find Clarke resources, highlights, photos and more on Instagram! We’ve compiled listening and spoken language activities and tips that will be shared on Instagram throughout the month of May. [More]

 

Jerome

“As a baby, my son Jerome always loved music—he was even humming tunes at ten months old! At two years old, Jerome was hitting all of his other development milestones, but he wasn't talking. Because Jerome passed a hearing screening at birth, we didn't learn of his condition—sensorineural hearing loss—until he was around two years old.

"He was immediately fitted with hearing aids to help him maximize his residual hearing. Even though he's only been at Clarke for a year, Jerome has made tremendous progress. Now he's talking up a storm and singing along with me every day at home. He's even reminding me to help him put his hearing aids in every day! I encourage families to trust their instincts—if your child isn't talking, get them tested! And remember to have hope, because it’s amazing what our children can do.”

—Beverly Owens, Clarke Philadelphia parent



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