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Clarke teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk.

Building the listening, learning and spoken language skills needed to help infants, children, teens and their families succeed.

With Clarke's expertise and today’s technology, there are no limits for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

It’s possible for children born with hearing loss—even a profound hearing loss—to develop listening and spoken language skills comparable to their peers with typical hearing.
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Newly diagnosed child?

This is a journey many families have successfully navigated. Clarke’s knowledgeable, experienced and caring professionals are ready to help you.

Clarke offers programs & services for:

Infants
Infants

We work with families to begin their baby's listening and spoken language journey--with compassion, expertise and play.

Toddlers
Toddlers

We provide individualized education for toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak, along with coaching for their families.

Preschoolers
Preschoolers

We serve preschool-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, with customized programs to fit various needs.

School-Age Students
School-Age Students

We work with children in mainstream classrooms, offer programs for socialization and leadership-building, and provide audiological services for maximizing access to sound.

Adults & Families
Adults & Families

We offer educational and social opportunities for families, and audiological services for individuals of all ages with hearing loss, as well as trainings and workshops.

Clarke is the first and largest nonprofit organization of its kind, providing Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) services in homes, at our locations along the East Coast, in mainstream classrooms and via teleservices.

Clarke students successfully mainstream into their neighborhood schools, participate in extracurricular activities and develop the cognitive, academic, social and emotional skills they need for success in school and in life.

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Clarke is the first and largest nonprofit organization of its kind, providing Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) services in homes, at our locations along the East Coast, in mainstream classrooms and via teleservices.

Clarke students mainstream into their neighborhood schools, participate in extracurricular activities and develop the cognitive, academic and self-advocacy skills they need for success in school and in life.

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We’re hiring teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, teacher assistants and more!

Recent Clarke News

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Clarke Announces New CEO & President, Shawn Naugle

Clarke’s new CEO and President, Shawn Naugle, will join Clarke mid-July 2024.  Shawn comes to Clarke with more than 17 years of experience in non-profit leadership management, including a focus on advocating for the rights of children from many populations.  Shawn‘s

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Madeline

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Clarke Events

Summer Learning Week

Clarke joins education institutions across the globe in acknowledging the importance of keeping children learning during the summer. Summer Learning Week (July 15-19 , 2024) presented by the National Summer Learning Association is an opportunity to promote maintaining fun and language-rich environments throughout the summer.

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Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

No student is denied access to any educational program or other activity of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or handicapping condition that does not preclude learning in a listening and spoken language environment. Parents may request written materials in their primary language.

Clarke does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Clarke HR Team, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, email hr@clarkeschools.org, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke may be referred to the HR Team or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.

Our professionals are here to help.

Please contact any of our locations to learn more about Clarke’s broad array of programs and services.