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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 >