Akron, Ohio – November 16th, 2023 – Encouraging Words, LLC proudly celebrates its founder, Hannah Agoston M.S. CCC-SLP, a vanguard in the field of speech-language pathology and orofacial myofunctional therapy. With a career spanning over two decades, Hannah has distinguished herself as a therapist, educator, and advocate, bringing a transformative approach to therapy and patient care.
As a respected graduate clinician supervisor for Kent State University and a former Therapy Director at McGuire Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics, Hannah’s expertise and leadership have left an indelible mark on the community and profession. Her personal journey, intertwined with her roles as a wife and mother to three amazing children, underscores her dedication to nurturing growth and development both at home and in her professional endeavors.
Hannah’s innovative spirit is most evident in her establishment of Encouraging Words, LLC, where she has implemented a comprehensive, holistic approach to therapy. “We believe in considering the entire human and challenging the status quo in our field,” states Hannah. This philosophy is evident in the center’s comprehensive assessments, bespoke 1:1 therapy sessions, and its pioneering MyoKit, designed to simplify and enhance therapeutic practice.
Her contributions extend beyond clinical practice, with a rich history of professional training, presentations, and volunteer work.
As a passionate supporter of all modes of communication, from American Sign Language (ASL) to auditory-oral methods, Hannah’s practice at Encouraging Words, LLC is not just a profession but a continuation of her life’s mission. Her profound commitment is rooted in her personal journey, growing up close to a cousin who is deaf and having multiple family members who are deaf or hard of hearing. Her dedication to this community was profoundly shaped by over a decade of exclusive work with various schools and DHH programs, one being the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia, where she was deeply ingrained in Deaf culture.
Hannah is a passionate Breathe Ambassador, advocating for awareness and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders. Her in-service training, seminars, and workshops cover a spectrum of topics, from sleep apnea to tongue-tie, underscoring her commitment to advancing knowledge and practice in her field.
Hannah’s volunteerism and community engagement are hallmarks of her character. From providing annual hearing screenings for the Spring Garden Waldorf School to her active participation in cochlear implant task forces, her altruistic spirit shines through.
As a former district representative with the Metro Speech-Language Network & Symposium, she has been a driving force in promoting excellence and collaboration among her peers.
Encouraging Words, LLC is a testament to Hannah Agoston’s vision of integrated, patient-centered care. It stands as a beacon of innovation, reflecting her unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of those with communication and orofacial challenges. Her legacy is one of compassion, expertise, and relentless pursuit of excellence.
For more information about Hannah Agoston’s work or to explore the services offered at Encouraging Words, LLC, visit EncouragingWordsTherapy.com.
About Encouraging Words, LLC: Encouraging Words, LLC is a premier center for speech-language pathology and orofacial myofunctional therapy in Akron, Ohio. Founded by Hannah Agoston M.S. CCC-SLP, the center is dedicated to providing innovative, comprehensive care, ensuring each patient achieves optimal communication and orofacial function.