Ellen Holloway, M.A., CCC-SLP
Founder & Executive Director
Ellen Holloway founded The Speech Garden in 2003 in response to parents' requests for classroom-based summer therapy. She has nine years of experience as an educator and speech-language pathologist. She is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and holds a Master of Arts from UNC-Greensboro in Speech-Language Pathology.
She has elementary education experience in private and public schools. As a certified K-6 teacher, Ellen has taught all elementary and preschool ages. Her speech-language therapy experience is also diverse. She has worked in various settings including inpatient hospital, outpatient and university clinics, nursing facilities, private practice and elementary and Pre-K schools. Ellen enjoys working with teachers and parents to implement language therapy in a naturalistic environment.
Ellen has used her experience as an educator to provide strong curriculum-based speech therapy models that encompass natural settings, integrate literacy, music, and movement in a FUN environment. Ellen’s expertise is in implementing positive change in social, receptive, and expressive language, as well as articulation and oral motor skills, using individual and classroom based approaches.
Ellen is an active member in NCSHLA (North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association), ASHA (American Speech Hearing Association), and NCASSPA (North Carolina Association of Supervisors in Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology). Ellen and her husband Allen reside in Charlotte and are the proud parents of preschoolers Hope and Connor, who are ruthlessly subjected to trial therapy techniques. Ellen enjoys helping others, spending time with family, sewing, decorating and traveling.