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CBS3 News and KYW Newsradio Feature the Listening Walk in Philadelphia!

May 21, 2018—Clarke's Listening Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo on May 20 was an exciting day for all! It began with a 5K run, followed by a listening scavenger hunt where children with hearing loss heard their favorite "zoo-tastic" sounds—the Phillie Phanatic, the official mascot...[More]

39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss: Keynotes include Alexander, Nevins, and Gardner

May 16, 2018—Clarke Mainstream Services is thrilled to announce its keynote lineup for the 39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss, which will be held on October 18 and 19, 2018. This annual conference is often praised for its outstanding content, which...[More]

SOLD OUT! Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo in New York

May 11, 2018—Are you registered for a Clarke Listening Walk? Thanks to your overwhelming support, Clarke's Listening Walk at the Bronx Zoo reached maximum capacity this week. [More]

Clarke Audiology Assistant Pursues Doctor of Audiology Degree

May 3, 2018—Congratulations to Sarah Verteramo, Audiology Assistant at Clarke, for acceptance in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Doctor of Audiology program! [More]

 
January 2, 2018

Clarke Leadership Authors Implementation Report on Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository


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 >