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October 2, 2018—In a recent study conducted at the Florida Hospital for Children, and co-led by Linda Baumgartner, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, speech-language pathologist and auditory-verbal therapist at Clarke Jacksonville, preliminary findings suggest an improvement in hearing in...[More]

Clarke Education Support Specialist Facilitates Learning Experience Presented by Hearing First

September 19, 2018—Get resources and techniques for the use of auditory-verbal strategies in Hearing First’s new learning experience led by Sherri Fickenscher, early intervention teacher of the deaf and education support specialist at Clarke Philadelphia.[More]

November 5, 2017

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 via the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) online learning center.

This eBook is designed to help prepare teachers to navigate the changing landscape of deaf education. "Educating today's students who are deaf or hard of hearing requires knowledge in many academic areas, technological know-how and experience in the field," says Janice Gatty, EdD, director of Child & Family Services at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, and author of a chapter on the role of the family in deaf education. "I was excited when Susan Lenihan, the editor, invited me to join my colleagues (some of whom were former students!) on this collaborative project. The book provides a fine framework for training educators preparing to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in schools, centers and at home. The authors are knowledgeable in their academic fields and grounded in practice and experience."

This comprehensive eBook is free, and accessible on the NCHAM website. Along with Gatty, these Clarke affiliates have also contributed to the publication:

Congratulations to all contributors, who have committed their time, unique perspective and important expertise to this vital document!