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]
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]
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]
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]
January 2, 2018—Learn about the implementation of the Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository (LSL-DR) in a report published in a peer-reviewed journal of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Barbara Hecht, PhD, Director of Clarke Boston, along with three co-authors, details the implementation of the Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository (LSL-DR) in a Design and Project Overview report published in the December issue of Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The LSL-DR addresses a critical need for systematic data collection and outcome monitoring of the development of listening and spoken language skills in deaf and hard of hearing children enrolled in Clarke and 35 other OPTION schools. LSL-DR is the first reported international, longitudinal database collecting demographic and outcome measures on children with hearing loss who are receiving specialized listening and spoken language services. Forty OPTION schools and programs across the United States and beyond have entered information into LSL-DR, which currently includes data from more than 5,500 children.
"This database is unique in our field and provides an ongoing opportunity to examine variables associated with particular outcomes, identify trends and present compelling evidence of children's progress," said Hecht.
The report also acknowledges the contributions of additional Clarke leadership including Lillian Rountree, MA, Chief Development Officer and Meredith Berger, MS, Director of Clarke New York. Read the full article >