BENEFITING: CLARKE PENNSYLVANIA INC
When a family begins with our early intervention services we often find that parents are lacking the tools and knowledge necessary to care for and monitor their child’s amplification (hearing aids.) In an effort to support our parents Clarke early intervention staff and audiologist created the Clarke Care Kit. Currently, each parent entering our early intervention program receives a Clarke Care Kit which includes a battery tester, dri-aid, tubing blower, and a listening tube. The Clarke Care Kits are distributed by our early interventionists and audiologist along with information on each tool’s use and how it improves the hearing aids’ functionality. These kits give confidence to parents that they are knowledgeable and able to care for their child’s hearing aids and comfort that their child is receiving the best access to sound possible at that time.
The early intervention program at Clarke Pennsylvania grows each day. With each new student is a new family learning how to care for their child’s hearing aids. During a recent visit to the Bryn Mawr site of Clarke School’s, audiology students from Salus University learned about Clarke Care Kits and the dwindling supply. The Salus University students decided to take action and raise funds to supply Clarke families with Care Kits. Their action is what has brought you to this page. These students know how important access to sound is to babies and young children and how vital these tools are. These students have taken action to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing as they learn to listen and speak. We hope that you are inspired by this action and take action as well. Please make a gift now to Clarke Pennsylvania so that our early intervention staff can continue to provide Clarke Care Kits to children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families. When you take action you are creating access for Clarke’s young students and maximizing their opportunities to achieve their full listening, learning, and speaking potential.
And one more great thing! Thanks to an extraordinary matching grant, every dollar donated to Clarke will be matched, doubling your support! Please act now and make your gift today!