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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

 
December 2, 2010

Clarke Alum Featured on Radio Station KYW in Philadelphia


December 2, 2010—PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Emma O’Neill-Dietel, 11, of South Philadelphia began taking acting classes at Walking Fish Theatre in Fishtown to get out of her shell. It worked and she will star in her first major role on December 11 as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Fractured Christmas Carol.
“I have to be sort of mean and nasty at first, which is not my personality at all. Eventually I wind up as a very happy person who likes everyone and everything, which is exactly my personality.”

Emma is hearing impaired but shrugs if off. She said she’ll know her role so well she won’t need cues.

B.Someday productions at Walking Fish just received a Barrymore award for its children’s programs.

Emma attended the Pennsylvania Campus of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech and was one of 4 children who made up Clarke Pennsylvania's first graduating class. The school, located in Bryn Mawr, PA serves children and families from the Greater Philadelphia area and opened its doors in September 2001.

Listen to the full interview at CBSlocal.com.

Transcript (PDF)