The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a professional association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. It has more than 140,000 members and affiliates.
The mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.
The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). NSSLHA has approximately 13,000 members with chapters at more than 300 colleges & universities. NSSLHA membership is available to any part- or full-time, graduate or undergraduate student interested in the study of communication disorders.
This links to the website of the local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, an official student organization at Southeast Missouri State University. This chapter organizes a number of professional and social activities for students in communication disorders as well as nonmajors who may have interest in communication disorders. Membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
The Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) serves as the state association representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists and related personnel associated with organized speech, language, and hearing education and health-care settings. More specifically, MSHA seeks to provide leadership, to perform membership services, to advocate rights of people with communication disorders, and to serve as the catalyst for practice innovation toward enabling members to better serve public interest and the profession.
The Missouri-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) maintains a list of linked websites of other professional organizations pertaining to Communication Disorders. This may be accessed by clicking on the heading above.