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Professional Development Opportunities

Clarke is committed to helping all children who are deaf or hard of hearing reach their full potential. As a significant part of this commitment, Clarke offers a variety of workshops, conferences and online programs for professionals who work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families.

Mainstream Services’ Spring Workshop

“Childhood Hearing Loss and Additional Challenges”
Friday, April 28, 2017 | CREC Soundbridge | 123 Progress Drive | Wethersfield, CT

Presented by Christina Perigoe, Ph.D., CED, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT. This workshop will offer an overview of the additional challenges faced by children with hearing loss, including potential difficulties with assessment, intervention and in counseling families. It will also cover the challenges particular to cochlear implant teams. Research, references and relevant resources will be shared. Registration begins at 8:00 am, and the workshop runs from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

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Free One-Day Workshop for Professionals

“Free One-Day Workshop for Professionals: Indicators of Auditory-guided Speech Development in Young Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing”
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Clarke Philadelphia on the Campus of LaSalle University, School of Business Building | 1900 W Olney Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19141

Sponsored by Med El and hosted by Clarke, with featured Speaker, David J. Ertmer, PhD, CCC-SLP. In this workshop, you will learn to recognize changes in prelinguistic vocalizations that indicate that hearing is actually guiding speech development. New tools for assessing early spoken language development will be shared and family-centered strategies for very young children will be explored. Finally, phonological development and the attainment of intelligible speech will be discussed with regards to recent research, new assessment tools, and intervention techniques.

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38th Annual Mainstream Conference

“Supporting Listening, Language & Literacy in the Mainstream Classroom!”
Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, 2017 | Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel | Marlborough, MA

Save the date! Our 38th Annual Conference will bring together a remarkable and impressive gathering of professionals, in the field of hearing loss, who will share their knowledge and expertise through a wide variety of inspirational keynotes and informative workshops. Look for registration information in mid- to late August.

Clarke Webinar Series

The Clarke Webinar Series is intended to make information about listening and spoken language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing accessible to all. We are delighted to be able to offer these webinars for free to all interested parties. Certificates of participation are available for all webinars and LSLS CEUs are available for select webinars.

Live recording from the 2013 Annual Mainstream Conference

Auditory Processing Disorders and Listening Challenges in Children

Presented by Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP

Viewing the recorded session is free. AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS) has approved this program for 1.5 CE Hours. LSLS CEUs are $25 pp.

This recording has closed captions and allows you to see presenter along with a sign language interpreter in the same screen. In addition, you can view the presentation slides while seeing the presenter. You can toggle between viewing the slides and/or the presenter in large screen view.