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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 10, 2017

Angelina


March 10, 2017—When three-year old bookworm Angelina was born in December 2013, she failed her newborn hearing screening. Soon after, she was diagnosed with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss. Her parents were shocked, as both her older siblings have typical hearing.

Angelina then received her bilateral cochlear implants in 2015. From June through December of 2016, Angelina and her family participated in Clarke’s tVISIT program—in which Early Intervention services are provided over the Internet via videoconferencing technology.

Now Angelina attends Clarke Orlando’s brand new Preschool Program, which was opened in January 2017 to address the need for providing students who are deaf or hard of hearing with Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) therapy and education in the Central Florida region. In her first preschool experience, Angelina is thriving and having a blast! She loves playing in the school facility’s playground, working on art projects and will happily host you in her favorite spot—the house center. Angelina tells us the best color is pink, and her favorite hobby is reading books with Mom.

Thanks for letting us share your story, Angelina, and we look forward to all your future successes!