Six year old Emmarie likes to play dress up and loves to sing and dance.  She is a very outgoing young lady as is evident in her picture.  She has five (5) half brothers, all of whom are younger than her but she has the spunk to keep them all under control, at least for now.

Emmarie was diagnosed at the age of 3 months with a profound hearing loss.  She received cochlear implants when she was 15 months old and began attending Ohio Valley Voices (OVV) when she was 2 years old as her parents want her to have spoken language as her primary mode of communication.  The program at OVV enables her to receive an amazing amount of speech and language therapy every day in order to equip her to be a verbal child and to mainstream into her neighborhood school by the age of 8 years old.