A Sound Beginning
Where We Love to Listen and Speak!
Since our founding in 2004, A Sound Beginning has been the Speech & Hearing Clinic of choice in the Ellicott City area. At A Sound Beginning, our Board Certified, highly experienced therapists offer services to meet a wide range of needs including articulation, language, auditory processing, and listening and spoken language development. Contact us today to get started!
Personalized Therapy for Speech and Language Development
Individual Speech and Language Therapy
Our Board Certified Speech Language Pathologists provide individualized, fun, and engaging sessions to meet your child's needs. Parents are provided with information every step of the way to understand and help their child's progress. Most children are seen once or twice a week, for 30 minute treatment sessions with home activities suggested. Experience the difference therapy at A Sound Beginning can make for your child.
Listening and Spoken Language Therapy
Listening and Spoken Language development for infants, toddlers, and young children with hearing loss is provided by Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists. Young children with hearing loss learn to listen and speak following the Nine Principles of Auditory Verbal Therapy. These researched-based principles are interwoven into developmentally appropriate activities with even our youngest listeners. Parents are active participants in our program to ensure they receive the skills and support needed to make spoken language a reality for their child.
Birth to Two Years
Two - Three Years
Three - Four/Five Years
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children who are learning to listen and speak benefit from a group learning program in addition to individual therapy. Our programs follow the InvestiGators Early Learning Program, a MD State approved preschool curriculum. This language based program builds children's readiness to learn in an academic setting, social and emotional skills, spoken language and communication skills, literacy, math, creative expression, and scientific thinking. These groups are led by professionals specializing in spoken language development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
There’s a reason why A Sound Beginning is known as the #1 Speech Clinic and Auditory Verbal Center in the Ellicott City, MD area, and part of it has to do with maintaining a relationship with our patients and the wider community. Whether you’re looking for tips on how to help your child at home, or want to access parent resources and support, our news center is always accessible and regularly updated to include the most relevant information. Read more today.
Early Listening and Language Tips
Check out this blog post by Rena Levi, LSLS Cert. AVT to learn about how to help your baby developing early listening and language skills even with minimal hearing or newly fit hearing aids.
A Look at our Field's Latest Research
Be sure to check this spot regularly to see summaries of current research and published articles.
In-Office and On-Line
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pmSat & Sun: Closed