Welcome to Clarke Florida
Since 1996, Clarke Florida has served children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families from around Florida and the Southeast region. Our expert staff is a group of master’s-level teachers of the deaf and speech-language pathologists.
Serving families state-wide!
Clarke Florida, a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, is located in the historic Mandarin area of the city of Jacksonville, and offers services daily on-site, at homes and online.
Programs & Services
Clarke Florida’s Programs and Services
We provide listening and spoken language programs and services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families throughout the state. These services are referred to as "auditory-oral" in Florida.
Clarke Florida, a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, has a dedicated team of professionals who teach children to listen and speak. We also provide family coaching to help establish a language-rich setting within the home.
Clarke Florida has program to meet your needs...
Whether you want to maximize the early language development of your baby or find a supportive and personalized preschool class for your toddler.
Clarke Florida Services for Students who Attend Inclusion Schools
Admission & Enrollment
We’re here to help you make an informed decision about your child’s education and communication.
You’ve researched our programs and services, and read about children and families who have found success at Clarke. You think Clarke could be the right place for your child. What happens next?
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How students are funded
Children ages birth to three are funded by support from the Florida Department of Health and private grants. Students ages 3- 7 are typically placed at Clarke Florida through their neighborhood school and funded in partnership with state, local and private sources such as the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BESE) Discretionary Project Auditory-Oral Grant. Clarke Florida is a provider for VPK-SIS services and an approved school/provider with the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA).
Clarke Florida, a resource and school for children with hearing loss and their families, admits children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and provides services to our families regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Visit Clarke Florida
Meet our Clarke Florida expert staff and see our dynamic classrooms in action!
Interested families are invited to tour our Clarke Florida site, where you will meet our professionals, see our acoustically-optimized space and learn more about our programs and services.
For Current Families
Quick Access to the Resources You Need
Talking About Florida Newsletter
Take Interstate 95, from north to south, to interstate 295, which is approximately 9 miles south of the Jacksonville center. Take I-295 North (Toward Orange Park) to the first exit, No. 3, (approximately 1 mile) which is Old St. Augustine Road. At the Exit Ramp turn to the right and go north on Old St. Augustine Road. Continue on Old St. Augustine for approximately 2 miles, passing through four traffic lights. Clarke is located on the east side just past Crown Point Road. We are located in the one-story, white, stucco building (The Doctors Center). Our office is Suite 8.
Start Interstate 10 East until it terminates into Interstate 95. Take I-95 South approximately 9 miles to Interstate 295. Take I-295 north and follow the instructions above.
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Recent Clarke News
Tune In! On the Ear: An Audiology Podcast Features Clarke Program Director
Tune in to On the Ear: An Audiology Podcast hosted by Dakota Sharp to hear Meredith Berger, MSEd. SBL/SDL, Director of Clarke New York, lead a deep dive on Microtia/Atresia. Microtia is a small or absent pinna (outer ear), while
Tune In! Social-Emotional Learning Podcast Features Clarke Education Support Specialist
Tune in to the BIG PICTURE Social Emotional Learning Podcast to hear Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd, teacher of the deaf and education support specialist at Clarke, discuss the importance of social-emotional instruction and support for children who are
Clarke Teacher of the Deaf Co-Authors Article on Korean Immigrant Experience During COVID-19 Pandemic
Joo Young Hong, teacher of the deaf at Clarke, has co-authored a publication in the Natural Hazards Review, an ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) journal, titled “Perceived Vulnerability to Disease, Resilience, and Mental Health Outcome of Korean Immigrants amid
Virtual Conference Featuring Clarke Presenter
Event Details: January 15 – April 15, 2023 Virtual Clarke Presenter: Britt Coffey, PhD, MEd View all sessions Meeting Student Needs in a Consultation-Only Model By Britt Coffey, PhD, MEd Increasingly, the field of deaf education is moving toward an
Week of the Young Child
Event Details: April 1-7, 2023 Celebrated Internationally Clarke joins the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for the Week of the Young Child (WOYC), an annual celebration focusing public attention on the needs of young children and
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
Event Details: May 2023 Celebrated Internationally Clarke joins ASHA and an international effort designed to raise public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the options available to those with hearing loss. Join the conversation on social media, tag @clarkeschools and add the hashtags