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Winter Issue of Mainstream News Now Available

The winter issue of Clarke’s Mainstream News sponsored by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is now available online! Find recommendations for how best to support children who are deaf or hard of hearing as they make educational transitions, discover the

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Lunch Bunch
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Heather Stinson, CAGS, MED, S/LP-A

Rethinking Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is a common accommodation for students with hearing loss. Typically, rather than eating lunch in a noisy cafeteria, a student with hearing loss and a few peers meet in a quiet space with an adult (often a teacher

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Heather Stinson, CAGS, MED, S/LP-A

The Role of Tests

School is now in full swing and grades close for the first term in just a few short days here in Massachusetts! As that date comes closer, it is common for teachers to administer quizzes, interims, tests and summatives… the

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Welcome to Hear Me Out’s new home!

 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

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The Hear Me Out blog provides unique resources for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It's 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.

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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.

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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.

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