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May 5, 2017

More Than 80 Professionals Participate in Clarke Mainstream Services' Spring Workshop


May 5, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services, in partnership with CREC Soundbridge, hosted more than eighty professionals in the field of hearing loss for a special day-long training in Wethersfield, CT on Friday, April 28.

The distinguished presenter, Christina Perigoe, PhD, CCC-SLP, CED., LSLS Cert. AVT, provided an overview of children with hearing loss who have additional challenges, including potential difficulties with assessment, intervention and in counseling families. Dr. Perigoe also discussed various obstacles particular to cochlear implant teams. Research, references and relevant resources were shared to help attendees support the students they serve.

Dr. Christina Perigoe is the Coordinator of the graduate program in Speech and Hearing Sciences (Deaf Education) at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is a certified teacher, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, speech pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) specialist. She is an international presenter and co-edited The Volta Review monographs, “Multiple Challenges: Multiple Solutions” (2004), and “Professional Preparation for Listening and Spoken Language Practitioners” (2010). Dr. Perigoe is a founding member of the Ling Consortium, dedicated to continuing Daniel Ling’s vision that children with hearing loss can learn to listen and speak.

Clarke Mainstream’s next training opportunity, the 38th Annual Conference on Mainstream Students with Hearing Loss, will be held on October 19 and 20, 2017. Learn more here.