Clarke offers Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) programs and services, which means that we teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak. While Clarke does not teach sign language, we support the informed decisions made by families, as well as multilingual home environments.
Children served by Clarke use cochlear implants and hearing aids to access sound, and our specially trained teachers, audiologists and speech-language pathologists help them develop listening, literacy and spoken language skills to maximize their learning. Our goal is to prepare children to succeed in mainstream classrooms alongside their peers with typical hearing.
There are different schools of thought about educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing. At Clarke, we recognize that there is no single approach that is right for every child. We provide parents with the tools they need to understand their child’s hearing loss, make informed choices about educational options and find the path that is right for their family.