Chris Clark


About Our Family Center Coordinator

Christine Clark, MAEd, CED has served as coordinator of the Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center at Central Institute for the Deaf since 1996. She has more than 25 years experience in deaf education. She specializes in the needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing birth to age 3 and their families.

From 1981 to 1985, Ms. Clark was a classroom teacher in the CID preschool-kindergarten. In 1990, she began teaching in the family center nursery class. After receiving her undergraduate degree in deaf education/elementary education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, she entered the field in 1979 as a preschool teacher at the Utah School for the Deaf. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education from Maryville University in St. Louis (1999) and Missouri state certification in early childhood special education. She is also certified by the Council on Education of the Deaf, a national organization.

Ms. Clark serves on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine. As an instructor in this program, she supervises independent studies, teaches classes, advises students and helps guide and develop curriculum for graduate students who will be future audiologists and teachers of the deaf.

Ms. Clark serves as a guest lecturer for various community agencies on early intervention with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She presents annual workshops for early intervention providers working with children age birth to 3. She has presented papers and posters at meetings of the Council on Exceptional Children, the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the International Symposium on Childhood Deafness.

CID Family Center

Chris Clark is a specialist in helping families whose babies are diagnosed with hearing impairment.