Count on Clarke
Families, Schools and Districts Count on Clarke
Today and every day, Clarke is stepping up for the futures of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our team’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been inspiring. Clarke teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and early intervention specialists have gone above and beyond to ensure that all Clarke children and families are set up for success whether learning in-person or at home.
These efforts have made an impact beyond Clarke families as well. Parents and school districts have shared that Clarke’s responsiveness and level of remote instruction has been outstanding. As one special education professional commented, “I work with a lot of schools and out-of-district programs. Clarke’s remote services are head and shoulders above any of the other public or private programs I’ve seen.”
We rallied as a community by delivering close to 100% virtual services during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic—including classrooms, speech sessions and family coaching—to more than 250 infants and toddlers; more than 250 preschoolers and close to 500 mainstream students along the East Coast.
Annually, more than 1,000 students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families benefit from Clarke’s expertise and caring approach to listening and spoken language.
Withstanding the swift transformations required to meet the needs of students and families during COVID-19 has been exceptionally challenging, but with the support of donors, local sponsors and foundations, the Clarke team continues to make it happen daily.