Hear Me Out Blog
The spring 2023 issue of Clarke’s Mainstream News is now available online! In this issue, discover why the whole-child approach is crucial for kindergarteners, find tips for writing letters of recommendation, learn how to prepare middle and high school students for college and career transitions,
Sarah Martin, MED, Clarke teacher of the deaf, (right) with her mainstream student Nathan (center) and his mother Nicole (left). Serving students for 10 years as a Clarke teacher of the deaf, Sarah brings a unique perspective to the profession
The winter 2023 issue of Clarke’s Mainstream News is now available online! Find tips to help students with hearing loss use the internet safely, get advice from a Clarke occupational therapist on the value of incorporating movement into literacy lessons,
Britt Coffey, PhD, MEd, (left) and Emily Snow, MED, (right) present their poster “Reimagining the In-Service” at the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) Convention & Expo in 2022. As itinerant teachers of the deaf (TODs) working in mainstream settings with
As a resource for educators working with mainstream students who are deaf or hard of hearing and use Listening and Spoken Language (LSL), Clarke’s Hear Me Out blog offers specific guidance for professionals in a unique and rewarding field. We
The Hear Me Out blog is a forum for itinerant teachers of the deaf to share their experiences as they grow as professionals. It is produced by Clarke's Mainstream Services team as part of our mission to support children with hearing loss and the professionals who serve them. While we do not anticipate publishing new posts here, professionals will find numerous informative articles and resources on the blog.
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About the Hear Me Out Blog
Itinerant teachers of the deaf (TOD) provide direct services to children with hearing loss in mainstream schools, consultation to their teachers and professional development to school staff. Itinerant TODs travel to a child’s neighborhood school to provide one-on-one educational support, foster listening and spoken language development and help children build social and self-advocacy skills. They also act as a liaison between the family and their mainstream school. Hear Me Out provides a unique forum for these special teachers to share their experiences as they grow as professionals.
Hear Me Out is produced by Mainstream Services at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech as part of our mission to support children with hearing loss and the professionals who serve them.
About the Author
Heather Stinson (CAGS, MED, S/LP-A) received her master’s degree in Education of the Deaf from Smith College in 2006 and a graduate certificate in Children, Families, and Schools (with a concentration in research methodology) from the University of Massachusetts in 2012. In addition to her many years of experience working with children with hearing loss who communicate using listening and spoken language, Heather has also worked as a preschool classroom teacher.
Heather has presented both locally and nationally on issues related to mainstreaming students with hearing loss and is a contributing author to Odyssey magazine. Heather currently works as an itinerant teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing at Clarke Mainstream Services, a program of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.