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Educational Products

Welcome to the Mainstream Services online store. We offer a variety of educational products to assist students, families and schools. From a bi-monthly newsletter to resource guides, audio simulations, children's books and training materials, our products address the many facets of hearing loss. You can shop online or use our printable order form.

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The Mainstream News

The Mainstream News

Clarke publishes The Mainstream News three times per school year as a resource for educators and families. Timely, practical articles help professionals and parents provide students with effective support and access in educational settings. School subscription is a group subscription where eight copies of each issue are sent to your school.

We gratefully acknowledge Oticon Pediatrics for its sponsorship of our 2013/2014 newsletter.

 

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New! Sound Advice: Information Related to the Audiological Management of Students with Hearing Loss in Mainstream Settings

Sound AdviceMelissa Griswold, M.E.D., Lead Writer/Editor with contributions from Clarke’s Educational Audiologists
Filled with articles to copy and share with school teams throughout the year, this booklet offers ideas for supporting students as they learn to manage their listening devices in a variety of school situations. This compilation is designed to:

- Encourage collaboration between families and schools teams.
- Instill confidence in staff and students as they learn to use assistive listening technology together.
- Provide information to support trainings on hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems.
- Promote effective systems for monitoring and troubleshooting this technology.
- Suggest ways to integrate this technology – and related communication strategies – in a way that benefits all students.

$25.00

Exploring Careers: Adults with Hearing Loss in the Work Place

Exploring CareersClaire H. Blatchford, M.A.
What led a person with hearing loss to a certain career? Has the hearing loss affected the course of this career or not at all? What preparation was required for this kind of work? What advice might this person have for a student interested in a similar path?

Ten impressive adults introduce young people with hearing loss to a world of possibilities. Use these profiles to spark conversations with your students and encourage them to explore their own dreams for the future. Originally featured in the Mainstream News, Clarke Mainstream Services compiled these profiles in response to requests from teachers of the deaf for the complete series.

$15.00

Simulated Hearing Losses – CD

Simulated Hearing Losses "What does my student hear?" Recordings approximate the sound of various hearing losses as heard through a hearing aid, allowing a better understanding of what a student hears. Presents speech at two distances, 1 foot and 12 feet. Grades 1, 4, 8 and high school.

$15.00

101 Ways to Encourage Self-Advocacy in Children with Hearing Loss

101 Ways to Encourage Self-Advocacy in Children with Hearing LossClaire H. Blatchford, M.A.
Enabling children with hearing loss to find their own voices and speak up for themselves at home, at school, and everywhere they go in the hearing world is surely the greatest gift we can give them. A guide for parents and professionals, this booklet offers suggestions for encouraging the development of self-advocacy at home and school. Published in 2010.

$10.00

Summer Jobs and Beyond

By Claire Blatchford, M.A.
Summer Jobs and Beyond: A Guide for Teens with Hearing Loss and the Adults Who Work with Them. This guide helps teens learn how to land that first job or internship. Topics include networking, resume building, preparing for an interview and more. Features workbook-style pages that compliment each topic, suggestions for adults throughout, and specific information related to having a hearing loss and finding a job, Summer Jobs and Beyond is a must-have resource for programs working directly with teens with hearing loss.

We gratefully acknowledge the Oticon Foundation for its sponsorship.

$19.95

Friends, Like You - Early Education Kit

Friends, Like You - Early Education KitBy Melissa Griswold, M.E.D., Illustrated by Cynthia Fisher
Molly and Max are two regular kids who happen to have a hearing loss. Listening can be hard work and misunderstandings happen sometimes, but they don't let their hearing loss stop them from making friends and having fun! An ideal teaching tool for raising awareness about hearing loss and promoting friendships in mainstream settings. Kit includes one children's book, one educator's guide and one children's activity book. Published in 2007.

We gratefully acknowledge Oticon Pediatrics for its sponsorship.

$24.95

Friends, Like You - Book Only

Friends, Like You

We gratefully acknowledge Oticon Pediatrics for its sponsorship.

$9.95

Friends, Like You - Set of 30 Children's Activity Books

Friends, Like You - Set of 30 Children's Activity Books

We gratefully acknowledge Oticon Pediatrics for its sponsorship.

$30.00

Friends, Like You - Early Education Kit PLUS a set of 30 Children's Activity Books

Friends, Like You - Early Education Kit

We gratefully acknowledge Oticon Pediatrics for its sponsorship.

$39.95

Have You Heard? Welcoming a Student with Hearing Loss to Your School Community

Welcoming a Student with Hearing Loss to Your School CommunityMelissa Griswold, M.E.D.
A resource for parents and schools. Use this series of handouts to introduce school staff to hearing loss and help them welcome a student to the school community. Published in 2005.

$15.00

My Hearing Loss and Me: We Get Along Most of the Time

My Hearing Loss and Me: We Get Along Most of the Time by John AndersonJohn Anderson, M.A.
Here is the story of a fourth-grade boy with a cochlear implant who shares his experiences...in school with his teachers and friends and at home with his family. The book not only tells his story, but makes the reader aware of the daily experiences of hearing loss for everyone. A discussion guide is included. Published in 2004.

$21.00

$21.00

What Works for Me: Young Adults with Hearing Loss Talk to Teens

What Works for Me: Young Adults with Hearing Loss Talk to TeensClaire Blatchford, M.A.
Ten young adults with hearing loss tell teens about what helped them find their way in mainstream schools and what continues to work for them today. Published in 2005.

$15.00

Taking a Second Language

Taking a Second Language"Is it possible for a student with hearing loss to take another language in school?" Experience has shown repeatedly that it is not only possible, but highly desirable if the student is not experiencing serious difficulties in learning English. Includes suggestions for parents, teachers and students, and contains endorsements written by young people with hearing loss from across the country. Published in 2004.

$20.00

Social Inclusion: How to Make it Happen

Social Inclusion: How to Make it HappenKathleen Casale, CAGS, Cindy Forsythe, M.E.D.,CAGS, Claire Troiano, M.E.D., OTC
A workbook developed for school counselors working with children on the elementary level. There are three sections to the book including: information about hearing loss; an initial social needs assessment and a follow-up assessment; and sample activities that can be used in small group social skill training sessions. Published in 2004. Revised in 2012.

 

$15.00

Oral Transliterating Materials

Preparing for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. Oral Transliteration (OTC) Written Exam

Preparing for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. Oral Transliteration (OTC) Written ExamNow available to those who cannot attend our advanced workshop, this 100+ page manual helps experienced oral transliterators study for the RID OTC Written Exam. The manual covers all topics included on the exam and contains a mock exam. Published in 2008.

$45.95

Oral Transliterating: An Educational Guide

Answers the basic questions schools often have about oral transliterating. Includes a sample job description. Revised in 2006.

$3.00

Educational Oral Transliterating: An Overview, DVD

Educational Oral Transliterating - An OverviewProduced for professionals, parents and students, this video shows oral transliterating and how it can benefit a student with hearing loss in the mainstream classroom. Published in 2005. (10 minutes – open captioned)

$18.00

Educational Oral Transliterating: An Overview, VHS

Produced for professionals, parents and students, this video shows oral transliterating and how it can benefit a student with hearing loss in the mainstream classroom. Published in 2005. (10 minutes – open captioned)

$15.00

Oral Transliterating Practice Materials

Produced for oral transliterators to use as practice material, these videos are ideal when preparing for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Oral Transliteration Certification Exam. Published in 2005.

Available in DVD (with subtitles) or VHS (with transcript)

  • Part 1 - Expressive Practice - 6 hearing speakers (75 minutes)
  • Part 2 - Expressive Practice - 6 hearing speakers (75 minutes)
  • Part 3 - Interactive Practice - 5 interactions (80 minutes)

DVD with subtitles
$45.00 for each part
$120.00 for Complete Set


Part 1 - $45

Part 2 - $45

Part 3 - $45

Complete set - $120

 

 

VHS with transcript
$35.00 for each part
$90.00 for Complete Set

Part 1 - $35
Part 2 - $35
Part 3 - $35
Complete set - $90

 

 

Oral Transliterator MODELS, DVD

Oral Transliterating Practice MaterialsShows oral transliterators working in various settings highlighting expressive, voice over and interactive oral transliterating. Appropriate techniques demonstrated by skilled oral transliterators. (72 minutes) Published in 2005.

$70.00

Oral Transliterator MODELS, VHS

Shows oral transliterators working in various settings highlighting expressive, voice over and interactive oral transliterating. Appropriate techniques demonstrated by skilled oral transliterators. (72 minutes)

$60.00