What is Mainstreaming?

Because of increased early detection of hearing loss and advances in hearing technology, more and more children who are deaf or hard of hearing are learning in their neighborhood schools, instead of specialized programs. Mainstreaming is a term used to describe the integration of children with hearing loss into regular school classrooms so they can learn alongside their hearing peers. This now happens at earlier ages than ever before, with many children mainstreaming as early as kindergarten.

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing can thrive in mainstream classrooms, but it is vital that each student receive the personalized support they need to succeed. For over 30 years, Clarke Mainstream Services has been a resource for families and schools mainstreaming students with hearing loss. Through a variety of customizable services, we work with students, parents and school professionals to provide information, support and teaching services to help ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.

Learn more about our new Itinerant Teaching Services and other customized services to meet your child’s needs.  If you have questions about mainstream services for students in your area, click on the campus page for that area: Boston, Jacksonville, New York, Northampton, Philadelphia.

For more information contact or call V/TTY 413.582.1121.