Our Story

Mark R. Hammond has always believed that functional communication to meet an individual’s medical, social, and emotional needs is a human right. Throughout the 1980s, he had helped Maine Medical Center create one of the top speech-language pathology programs in the state. He saw an opportunity to expand the resources available for augmentative communication in Maine, so he left the hospital and founded Mark R Hammond Associates in 1989.  The practice has evolved over the years from providing Speech-Language Pathology services, to adding Audiology and expanding to provide services all across the state of Maine.

Dr. Nicholas Hammond, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) (and Mark’s son), took the reins of the business in early 2020, and renamed it Hammond Associates, increasing services once again, to include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Combining ABA, Speech-Language Pathology, and Audiology under one roof makes Hammond Associates unique.

Hammond Associates was founded as, and continues to be, a client-centered practice. The agency and its clinicians are there to help their clients and families reach goals and access their community. You will always find a comforting and empathetic environment with clinicians willing to go the extra mile when visiting Hammond Associates.