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Guidance on the Application of Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)
Barbara Hecht, PhD, Clarke’s national director of strategic initiatives and partnerships, contributed to “Guidance on the Application of Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH),” published by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. This guidance recommends best practices for IEP (Individualized Education Plan) teams to follow when considering the appropriate placement and learning environment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
National Scan on State Early Intervention Telepractice Policies
This report contains synthesized information on telepractice policies for early intervention (EI) services in all 50 U.S. states. Information came from publicly available copies of legislation, secondary sources such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and conversations with relevant stakeholders in some states.
Linking Language Building Strategies to Serve & Return
Sherri Fickenscher, LSLS Cert. AVEd, Clarke teacher of the deaf and education support specialist, presented at the 2021 Council for Exceptional Children. Participants linked language learning strategies to one of the five steps of brain-building Serve & Return outlined by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
Adapting and Optimizing Learning for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Families in Virtual Environments
Sherri Fickenscher, LSLS Cert. AVEd, Clarke teacher of the deaf and education support specialist, participated in a panel presentation at the AG Bell Global Virtual Listening and Spoken Language Symposium in July 2020.
Resilience: Breakthrough Impacts for Brain Architecture
Sherri Fickenscher, Clarke teacher of the deaf and education support specialist, presented at the 2019 AG Bell Symposium in Madrid, Spain.
tVISIT Expansion Project
Clarke has expanded its application of the tVISIT service-delivery model to New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. This expansion project focused on using teleservices to increase access to high-quality LSL early intervention services for children ages birth to three years who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Recent Clarke News
As Clarke celebrates American Education Week this November, we’re honoring the work of educators who support students of all ages and generating awareness that impactful, safe, just and equitable learning is essential. For context, American Education Week was instituted in
On Friday, October 21, 2022, the Landon family of West Springfield, MA, presented a $10,900 check to Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech from the third annual “I Can Hear You Now” comedy fundraiser honoring the late Tammy Jacobson-Landon, an
Clarke is thrilled to announce the William Randolph Hearst Foundation has generously donated $100,000 to benefit all five Clarke sites in Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. The Hearst Foundation conducted a virtual site visit with Clarke Boston in April