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Auditory, Speech and Language Services

Clarke’s “listening first” approach helps children build spoken language skills

We support children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop spoken language and literacy through listening.

Auditory, Speech and Language Services

It starts with access.

A child’s capacity to talk and be understood starts with technology that gives them appropriate access to the sounds of speech. Once they have access, a child can be taught to listen, with the guidance of professionals, including teachers of the deaf and speech-language pathologists, trained in Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) strategies and techniques.

With Clarke’s Auditory, Speech and Language Services, professionals analyze each child’s ability to hear specific sounds, identify auditory, articulation and language concerns and dedicate time to building the speech and language skills needed for success in a hearing world.

Families are key! Clarke professionals work with caregivers, transferring knowledge and skills to optimize learning opportunities in the home.

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Classroom work with teachers of the deaf and individualized attention during daily one-to-one therapy with a licensed speech-language pathologist not only works to meet each child’s individual IEP goals, but guides families to realize the dreams they have for their child.

Audiologists maintain the integrity of the hearing technology equipment, and ensure the environment is accessible for each child. Individual Auditory, Speech and Language Services are also available for children in mainstream programs.

Outcomes

Individualized Attention
Individualized Attention
One-to-one time with a speech-language pathologist to ensure learning is age-appropriate.
Essential Skill Development
Essential Skill Development
Children develop or improve articulation, vocabulary, receptive language skills, expressive language skills, speech intelligibility and pragmatic use of language.
IEP Goal Achievement
IEP Goal Achievement
Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals are targeted and met.
Listening-First Focus
Listening-First Focus
Support children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop spoken language and literacy through listening.
Well-Rounded Approach
Well-Rounded Approach
Focus on education, guidance, advocacy, family support and the rigorous application of techniques, strategies and procedures that promote optimal acquisition of spoken language through listening.
Family Support
Family Support
Guide families to help children develop intelligible spoken language through listening, and coach them in advocating for their children’s inclusion in mainstream settings.

Our Stories

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Leighton

Like most caregivers who discover their child was born with a hearing loss, Nina and Spencer worried at first how...

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John

John was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss at birth during his newborn hearing screening. In 2017, John’s parents enrolled him in Clarke Birth to Age...

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Dexter

Dexter has a single-sided profound hearing loss and wears a bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) to help access sound. He started attending Clarke New York’s...

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Our professionals are here to help.

Please contact any of our locations to learn more about Clarke’s broad array of programs and services.