36th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss

Clarke's Annual Mainstream Conference, Another Resounding Success!

Last week, 278 professionals, parents, and students traveled from as far away as Bermuda, Wyoming, Arizona, Missouri, South Dakota and Canada and twenty other States to participate in Clarke’s Annual Mainstream Conference, The Sounds of Success: Believe It and Achieve It!

The nation’s only annual gathering of its kind, the two day conference focused on the impact of hearing loss on a student’s academic performance and social skills. Jam-packed with keynotes and workshops, the conference drew parents, classroom teachers and para-professionals, teachers of the deaf, speech and language pathologists, audiologists, school administrators and other educational professionals – all working in mainstream settings with preschoolers through high school students using listening and spoken language. Clarke’s Making Connections! Student Track program, designed for students with hearing loss in grades 7–12, provided participants with an opportunity to make new friends, share experiences, and have lots of fun!

A special thanks to all who attended this year’s conference including our wonderful presenters, sponsors and exhibitors! You all helped make this year’s conference a real success…we BELIEVED it and YOU helped us ACHIEVE it!

Mark your calendars for the 37th Annual Mainstream Conference next year!
October 13-14, 2016; the Marriott Hotel in Springfield, MA

“Loved the conference…will make it a tradition to go every year, it was my first!” – Teacher of the Deaf

“I learned many new social strategies & tools that I can bring back to help my students build social cognition…thank you Clarke!” – School Counselor

“So much up-to-date information available at this conference… I will share this information with my son’s school…I learned so much!” – Parent

“This conference brought to light the importance of open communication and ongoing interaction between professionals working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing!” – Audiologist

“I am bringing back so many great ideas and strategies on collaborating with Birth-to-3 programs – this conference was great!” – Outreach Consultant

“The sessions were wonderful and they were all so very beneficial for me. I’m excited to go back and network with other speech language pathologists in my district!” – Speech Language Pathologist

Photos from the Conference:

View the Mainstream Conference 2015 photo gallery.

View the Making Connections 2015 photo gallery.