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Clarke Jacksonville Students Enjoy New Playground

February 27, 2018—Clarke Jacksonville recently hosted a soft grand opening of a new playground! The Clarke Jacksonville team dreamed of renovating the school's wooden playground that was approximately 14 years old. During November 2016, Clarke began actively fundraising for a new and...[More]

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]

March 10, 2017


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!