About Us

A Sound Beginning in Ellicott City, Maryland is the best private practice to meet the needs of those with communication disorders. Our experts have a combination of 30+ years of experience treating those with hearing loss, language disorders, articulation disorders, and other difficulties with communication. 

Families who choose A Sound Beginning will find an individualized program to meet their needs with intensive and effective therapy.  


What is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS)? 


Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS™) are licensed speech-language pathologists who have become specialists in supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing develop spoken language and literacy primarily through listening.

LSLS professionals guide and coach families to help their children develop spoken language through listening, and help them advocate for their children’s inclusion in mainstream schools. Ultimately, parents gain confidence that their children will have access to a full range of educational, social and vocational choices in life.


“The path required to get this certification sets professionals apart in their knowledge, experience and application of skills to change outcomes for children with hearing loss.”


– Cynthia S. Robinson,

LSLS Cert. AVEd™ – Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

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