Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed.
At Clarke, parents form partnerships with our experienced staff of early childhood specialists, certified auditory verbal educators, speech/language pathologists, and audiologists to create a supportive team dedicated to the success and development of each child.
Parents discover how to enrich their baby’s life with meaningful sound and language through personalized family sessions, collaborative services, parent groups and home visits. Families learn strategies to support language development through play, speech and listening activities and share experiences and questions with other families in a supportive environment.
During the preschool years, the family continues to be the most influential factor in a child’s life. While our preschool and kindergarten students are learning to observe actively and interact with new concepts and people, their parents and other family members are learning, too. Parents, grandparents and other adults in the child’s life find a support network of families and professionals at Clarke where they can share and learn.
Very small classroom sizes provide individualized attention, and classrooms are designed for the unique acoustical needs of children with hearing loss. Clarke’s curriculum for all ages is aligned with state and national standard, and families are actively involved in learning through frequent communication and classroom observations.