Founded in 1996, the South Carolina Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is proud of our work to empower parents, children, and adults with hearing loss to pursue their dreams and to provide support to the professionals who serve this population. AG Bell SC sponsors the K Todd Houston Scholarship each year. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors, college and vocational students who have hearing loss, use speech as their primary mode of communication and are residents of SC. The scholarship is named for Dr. Houston, a founding member of the SC Chapter. In addition, the SC Chapter hosts a bi-annual conference for professionals and parents to network and engage in cutting edge learning opportunities focused on educating students with hearing loss. Our team engages in conferences throughout the state as vendors to raise awareness of the possibilities available to those with hearing loss pursuing listening and spoken language.

Connect with us Become a member today




2022 Events

March 12, 2022

AG Bell SC Biennial Conference

Our Keynote speaker, Beth Walker Wooten, M.Ed., CED., LSLS Cert AVT., will begin and end the day with an analysis of current research, integration of current research and practice to optimize outcomes of Listening and Spoken Language communication skills in children with hearing loss.

Where/When: South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC, 9 am- 4:30 pm

March 26, 2022

Inaugural Golf Tournament to Benefit K. Todd Houston Scholarship

Enjoy a round of golf while supporting a worthy cause -- The K. Todd Houston Scholarship sponsored by the SC Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The scholarship is open to all SC high school seniors and college students who have hearing loss and use spoken language. This year's tournament will be held at Saluda Valley Country Club located just 30 minutes south of Greenville in Williamston, SC.

March 18, 2022 9AM - 4PM

Carter Hears Education Series: Think About It: The Intersection of Listening, Cognition and Pragmatics

Key to the development of rich spoken language skills for children who are deaf or hard of hearing is the integration of auditory skill development with language and cognition. This workshop will review cognitive development theory, higher order thinking skills and theory of mind with an eye toward informing our work in language development...

Chapter Resources and Information

A.G.Bell is committed to equipping you with the tools you need to take action. Here, we provide you with resources for further learning that can help you ensure your child has the opportunity to develop language on par with children who have no hearing loss.
Chapter Address:
310 Honey Tree Drive, Lexington, SC 29073

Certified AVT’s in SC
Christa Anderson Pomerlyan, MSP, CCC- SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
Speech-Language Pathologist,
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist
Sound Beginnings, LLC
864.205.3754 (phone)
864.481.8009 (fax)


Sydney Pemberton, MSP, CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT
SLP and Auditory Verbal Therapist at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System


Susan Allen, LSLS Cert. AVEd
(864) 399-9098
Fax:(904) 880-9007


Rebecca Parker, LSLS Cert. AVT
109 Tinsley Dr Anderson, SC 29621-2491

Cheryl Rogers, LSLS Cert. AVT
(803) 376-4559

Dianne Dixon, LSLS Cert. AVT


Shannon Weynand, MSS CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Lakeside Audiology
870 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 


Laura Peterson, LSLS Cert. AVT
4007 Beach Club Ln, Tega Cay, SC 29708-8543

Rachel Raper, LSLS Cert. AVT
Sound Foundation
100 Bramble Road
Elgin, SC 29045


Gina Crosby-Quinatoa, LSLS Cert. AVT
125 South Bull St Columbia, SC 20205 (803) 777-2671


Jamy Claire Archer, LSLS Cert. AVT
Montgomery Speech  and Hearing Center


Ellie Cooper, LSLS Cert. AVT
Columbia, SC 29205


Nevitte Morris



Beginnings of South Carolina

Carter Hears!

South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

The Quill School

SC Association of the Deaf

SC Educational Interpreting Center

SC Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Partnership

SC Department of Education

SC Vocational Rehabilitation

SC Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Converse College: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education

Lakeside Audiolgy

Montgomery Speech  and Hearing Center

SC Cochlear Implant Centers

SC Hands & Voices

Reach Us

Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314


Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.