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Celebrating Cochlear Implant Awareness Day

February 20, 2018—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech will recognize and celebrate Cochlear Implant Awareness Day on February 25. This global initiative celebrates technology that maximizes access to sound.[More]

Mainstream Summer Camp Opportunity for Students

February 1, 2018—During summer 2018, for the second year, the Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp in Claryville, NY, and Clarke will provide programming for campers ages 8-15 who are deaf or hard of hearing ensuring their experience is rich and rewarding. Frost Valley is a pioneer in...[More]

39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss: Call for Proposals Now Open

January 12, 2018—Clarke Mainstream Services is requesting proposals for the 39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss. This year’s conference will once again include a full line-up of educational workshops and inspiring keynote speakers and will be held on...[More]

Clarke Jacksonville Awarded Grant to Improve STEM Learning

January 9, 2018—We are so pleased to share that Clarke Jacksonville has recently been selected to receive a grant from the Embraer Foundation! [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