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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]

 
February 15, 2016

Clarke Mainstream Teachers of the Deaf Present Workshop in Sterling, MA


February 15, 2016—Heather Stinson and Lea Reidy, mainstream teachers of the deaf from Clarke Northampton, were invited to host a workshop for the staff of Wachusett Regional School District in Sterling, Massachusetts on January 28, 2016. They presented to an enthusiastic and engaged group of thirty-eight professionals made up of speech and language pathologists, regular classroom and special education teachers, and occupational and physical therapists.

The two-hour workshop covered how students with hearing loss who listen and speak access the curriculum in a typical classroom. Additionally, they discussed an overview of appropriate accommodations and modifications in the classroom for students with hearing loss. There was a special focus on the potential challenges that reading, writing and understanding textbook structures can pose for students with hearing loss, and the presenters offered suggestions for strategies to manage these.

Attendee feedback was overwhelmingly positive. One administrator commented, “The [presenters] were inspiring and made a HUGE impact on my staff. It was definitely a worthwhile experience!” A teacher in attendance noted, “I'm so glad we went to this training. Everything we learned was enlightening! Thank you Clarke!”

To learn more about Clarke’s Mainstream Services program, go to clarkeschools.org/services/mainstream-services or contact Claire Troiano, Director of Mainstream Services at