American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850
301-296-5700 or 1-800-638-8255
Mission Statement: The mission of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) is to empower and support speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists by advocating on behalf of persons with communication and related disorders, advancing communication science, and promoting effective human communication.
Overview: The American Speech–Language–Hearing Association is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively. Membership in ASHA is limited to graduate students or individuals holding a degree or certification in audiology or speech-language pathology. However, ASHA’s website includes various educational resources for non-members, including research conducted by ASHA. ASHA also conducts various informational events, many of which are available online.

ASHA also partners with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), which has approximately 13,000 members at 319 independently operated chapters located on college campuses and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Greece, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
There are NSSLHA chapters in Arkansas at the following universities:
  • Arkansas State University
  • Harding University
  • Ouachita Baptist University
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Central Arkansas
Age Groups Served: ALL ages

Diagnoses Served: Hearing loss or impairment; speech or language disorder

Geographic Areas Served: ALL counties in Arkansas. Online resources.Entire country.

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