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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]

 
March 2, 2017

Clarke Jacksonville Featured on Florida's First Coast News and News4 Jacksonville


March 2, 2017—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Jacksonville, FL was featured today on Florida’s First Coast News. News anchor Lewis Turner visited the school with his crew to film a story about the work Clarke Jacksonville does teaching children with hearing loss how to listen and talk. Turner astutely notes that while heartwarming videos of cochlear implant activations often go viral, the story does not end there. In order for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and talk—just like their peers with typical hearing—they need the kind of specialized therapy and education that Clarke’s teams of teachers of the deaf, audiologists and speech-language pathologists provide.

Highlighted in the news piece is Clarke alum Beckett Tweet, who came back from his mainstream kindergarten to visit his former Jacksonville preschool classroom. Dressed up for the occasion, Beckett reads a story to the preschoolers and then emcees their practice for the Kiddie Dash taking place this Saturday, March 4, at the 5th annual Kilwins Ice Cream Run.

News4 Jacksonville also did a piece featuring Clarke where they interviewed Clarke alumni parent and Kilwins Ice Cream owner Dana Stallings, and Clarke alum Megan Harvey about the Kilwins road race and the impact of Clarke's work. Both Dana and Megan provided wonderful examples of Clarke success stories:




The Kilwins Ice Cream Run—a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk—takes place each year in St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL to raise awareness and funds for Clarke Jacksonville. A highlight of this family-friendly event is the Kiddie Dash, in which 30 Clarke preschoolers run a 100-yard dash after all the 5K runners cross the finish line. To learn more about the event go to: crowdrise.com/KilwinsIceCreamRun2017.