Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
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Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (formerly Clarke School for the Deaf) is a national nonprofit organization that specializes in educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing using listening and spoken language (oralism) through the assistance of hearing technology such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Clarke's five campuses serve more than 1,000 students annually in Northampton, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Jacksonville. Clarke is the oldest and largest school of its kind in the U.S.
|Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech|
45 Round Hill Road
|Former name||Clarke School for the Deaf|
|Type||Nonprofit organization teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak|
|President||Mr. Doug Scott|
|Staff||More than 150 staff members|
|Faculty||More than 30 faculty members|
Clarke School for the Deaf was founded in 1867 in Northampton, Massachusetts, as the first permanent oral school for the deaf in the United States. In the first quarter of 2010, Clarke announced the new name from Clarke School for the Deaf to Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. A new logo and website were created.
In the present day, the Clarke School has campuses not only in Northampton but at:
In 2007, Clarke School was featured in the PBS documentary, "Through Deaf Eyes" produced by Larry Hott. The documentary depicted deafness and Deaf culture in the United States and the choices parents face between sign language and oral language.
- Ella Seaver Owen (1852–1910), artist, teacher
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