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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]

October 3, 2015

Clarke to Host Day-Long Workshop in Pennsylvania

October 3, 2015—On October 9, Clarke Pennsylvania will host a day-long professional development workshop. Managing Your Listening and Spoken Language Professional Learning Dashboard: Technology, Technique and Temperament will be presented by guest speaker Mary Ellen Nevins, Ed.D., a Professor and the Director of Auditory-Based Intervention at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Nevins is an experienced teacher of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and the former Director of PPCI, a continuing education program for speech and hearing professionals housed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Nevins is recognized as a national expert on the educational issues facing children who are deaf or hard of hearing especially those using listening technologies to learn to listen and talk. Register for the Workshop now!

What does it take for a speech and hearing professional to be a highly qualified interventionist for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and who are learning to use listening and spoken language for literacy and academic success?

This provocative and interactive learning experience will suggest that there are three essential spheres of knowledge over which a listening and spoken language professional must have command: technology, technique and temperament. This program is especially designed for the educator, speech language pathologist, audiologist or early interventionist who has amassed knowledge and skills about listening devices, auditory skill hierarchies and the facilitation of spoken language acquisition for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Professionals at any point in their professional learning, with the question: “Now what?” will have the opportunity to consolidate and clarify that which is known in order to create a personal learning plan that contributes to a vibrant and joyful career journey to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. We also welcome family involvement in this professional learning day.

Held annually, Clarke Pennsylvania’s workshop series has attracted educators and therapists from throughout the country. Attendees for past workshops have come from as far as California, Ohio, and Maine. This continued growth and popularity is a testament to Clarke’s reputation as a leader in the fields of listening and spoken language development and teacher education. Visit our website to view other professional development opportunities.