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Messaging & Resources for Journalists

Clarke asks journalists to reference the notes below while crafting a story.

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Our Mission, Work and Locations

Mission: Clarke teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk.

About Us: Clarke provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, more than 1,000 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five locations: Boston, Florida, New York City, Northampton, MA and Philadelphia.

What we do:

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk. Clarke students use cochlear implants or hearing aids to provide them with access to sound. These technologies are important components of a listening and spoken language education, but the key piece is the therapy, education and resources that Clarke provides so that children know how to learn to listen with their technology and also advocate for themselves in all situations.

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Use of the Clarke Name

On first reference, use: Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.

On second reference, use “Clarke” or refer to our regional campuses

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Use Child-Centric Language

We don’t teach deaf children; we teach “children who are deaf or hard of hearing.”

"Typical Hearing"

We don’t describe children who are able to hear as “normal” or “regular.” We say, “children with typical hearing.”

"Typical Classroom"

Refer to classrooms with children who have typical hearing as “mainstream classes” or “typical classrooms.”

Hearing Loss

Use the term “hearing loss” as opposed to “hearing impairment.”

Clarke's Teaching Methodology

Use the term “listening and spoken language” to describe Clarke’s methodology as opposed to “auditory-oral” or “auditory-verbal” or other variations.

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