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Clarke Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf Receives Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children

May 4, 2019—We’re proud to share that Heather Stinson, Clarke itinerant teacher of the deaf, was presented with the 2019 Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children at maaps 41st Annual Conference on Friday, May 3, 2019. [More]

Zoo Animals Visit Clarke Classrooms in Philadelphia

April 11, 2019—Clarke Philadelphia students learned about animals, listened for animal sounds and asked questions as part of “Eyes, Ears, Nose and Toes" with the Zoo on Wheels. [More]

Clarke Jacksonville Alumni Win Local Vocabulary Competition

March 20, 2019—Several Clarke Jacksonville alumni participated in “Deafinition,” a vocabulary competition hosted by St. Johns County School District for middle and high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.[More]

Celebrating Read Across America

March 5, 2019—Clarke celebrated #ReadAcrossAmerica week in partnership with the National Education Association to emphasize the importance of literacy.[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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