Hear Me Out Blog
While COVID-19 has impacted education throughout the country, here in New England we were hopeful in the spring of 2021. Masks seemed to be working. Vaccines were rolling out. Enthusiasm was high in anticipation of a normal school year for
by: Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech The Hear Me Out blog will now be available here, at Clarke’s new website! Our redesigned, modern site is mobile-friendly and accessible with the same URL, clarkeschools.org. Visitors can easily request services and refer
It’s the time of year when things are starting to wrap up. As we enter spring IEP and transition meetings, I’m noticing a new trend—an unusual number of requests from parents for Extended School Year (ESY) academic summer support services.
The spring issue of Mainstream News, sponsored by Oticon, is now available online and mobile-friendly! Read about our favorite tech tools, the importance of having hearing technology serviced in the summer, how to plan a summer of enriching fun, why quality play matters so
This blog is a unique 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.
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.
Hear Me Out Blog
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.